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Sunday 22 December 2013

Top Six – December 22

So what’s hot, and what’s not, in the past week’s blogging? Here are the six most popular posts on Zelo Street for the past seven days, counting down in reverse order, because, well, I have pressies to wrap later. So there.
6 Saatchi Gets Dacred The end of the Grillo sisters’ fraud trial signalled open season on the participants. For the Daily Mail, firmly backing Team Nigella, this meant a hatchet job on Charles Saatchi. Geoffrey “Lickspittle” Levy, the journeyman gofer who did Dacre’s bidding on Ralph Miliband, did the honours.

5 Paul Dacre – Pants On Fire From the way that papers like his reported the run-up to the Royal Charter on press regulation, it might be thought that the legendarily foul mouthed Paul Dacre was shut out of the process, while groups like Hacked Off got all the access. But only one person got one-on-one meetings with Oliver Letwin, Maria Miller and the Prime Minister – and it was him.

4 Spurs Senseless Sacking Culture Another sacking at Tottenham Hotspur FC, but this time the fans have quickly homed in on the behaviour of chairman Daniel Levy. Ten managers in 18 years won’t bring the continuity for success.

3 EXCLUSIVE We Should Be So Lucky The underhand attempt to move Crewe station out of town – without the inconvenience of asking anyone – pushed forward by Cheshire East council leader Michael Jones also had popster Pete Waterman on board. He hasn’t exactly been distinguishing himself of late.

2 So Farewell Then Ronnie Biggs An inept petty crook who had a walk-on part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery passed. Biggs was only famous because he got out of jail and went on the run, not through any other achievement.

1 Lockerbie – At Last The Facts On the 25th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103, a new investigation concurred with what Paul Foot had said so many years ago in Private Eye – that the Libyans were not involved. The new study even named the same bomber.

And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!

[No Top Six next Sunday – the feature will return in the New Year]

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