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Daily Express: Princess Diana Still Dead

by | 3rd, September 2009

amazing1AT the Daily Express, the Journatron lifts its monkey paw finger and passes over the buttons marked “Maddie” and “Gypsies” and presses: “Diana”. The Summer of Death is at its end and Princess Diana emerges from the Fabled Six Floor of Harvey Nichols to remind us that when it comes to controversial celebrity deaths, she rules supreme.

The headlines:

“I have always believed crash was no accident”

“Diana was right to fear for her life, says top QC”

On the Express’s website, more intrigue:

The article you are looking for does not exist. It may have been deleted.

Luckily the dark forces have not got to the Times, which has the story, based on extracts taken from Michael Mansfield QC’s Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer.

Might this be the same Michael Mansfield who represented Mohamed Al Fayed at the Diana inquest, the Harrods owner, whose son Dodi was killed in the Paris car crash with the Princess?

Mohammed Al Fayed’s suggested that the UK was really run by Prince Philip and the security services. Any job with that theory? In his summing-up, Lord Justice Scott Baker told the jury:

There is no evidence that the Duke of Edinburgh ordered Diana’s execution, and there is no evidence that the secret intelligence service or any other government agency organised it.”

Fayed’s position was “absurd” and “completely off the map“. What says Fayed’s brief, who did such a top job of representing him in court?

Mansfield says that it was “utterly reasonable for the Princess to suppose that Big Brother was looking over her shoulder, that her telephone communications were being tapped and her movements by car were being tracked”.

Well, yes. We’re all watched. Why should it be different for her? The world’s foremost celebrity princess was hardly low profile. And if she was so fearful of the paparazzi, why not wear a seatbelt when they give chase and holiday in more hard-top-reach places than a Paris hotel?

Says Mansfield, she had a “credible and understandable basis for her belief”.
Which means…? Well, it means whatever you want it to. It means that Mansfield has a book to plug.

And the Express has newspapers to sell, and a robot to feed…

Posted: 3rd, September 2009 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink