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September 15, 2007

The Art of the Obituary

Tell the Truth:

I have never printed anything that set out to be vindictive, and I hope we never shall. Even when I mentioned in Ted Heath's obituary that he had not paid some of the researchers working on his autobiography (I was one of them), there was no malice in it. I was quite fond of the fat old fraud. But it was true, you see.

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"The fact is that there are good and bad things to be said about everyone, even those from grand families."

I've thought long and hard for the past two minutes and cannot think of anything good to say about Ted Heath. If I believed anthropogenic global warming was a significant problem I could perhaps argue that at least his carbon footprint is now zero, but I don't so I still see him as the most odious, lying, conniving, worthless, treacherous prime minister the UK ever had. I cannot, in my mind, refute the notion that it would have been better if Mr and Mrs Heath had simply shook hands, turned over and gone to sleep on the particularly fatal night on which his miserable carcass was conceived.

PS I don't like the bastard, in case anyone was confused about my feelings towards the slimey creep.

Posted by: DocBud | Sep 15, 2007 3:59:39 PM

For some reason, the entire Telegraph website has been off-line for quite some time today (and remains so at the moment). Some might argue that Heath has responded in kind to that love note. (After reading DocBud's comment, all I can say is "Be careful, Tim!" ;-)

Posted by: Internet Ronin | Sep 15, 2007 7:09:34 PM