Saturday, 25 March 2017

Daily Mail on top form

The Daily Mail has pieced together the steps towards radicalisation:

Over the next two decades the burly bodybuilder was convicted of a catalogue of offences including assaults, grievous bodily harm, possession of weapons and public order offences, and was jailed twice.

He drifted from job to job, working as a sales rep and running a television aerial installation business, before meeting his long-term partner Jane Harvey, 48, a successful businesswoman, in 1991.

He then moved into her £700,000 gated home in the village of Northiam, near Rye in East Sussex.

Glorious stuff. After a crime is committed, the press usually say "the police are calling for witnesses", they should add on "… and the Daily Mail are calling for any house price info related to the case, however tangentially".


paulc156 said...

Seems like he went from a £300k property to a £700k one. It suggests a positive correlation between rising property values and uncreasing radicalisation.

Sackerson said...

@paulc156: "a positive correlation between rising property values and uncreasing radicalisation" - that would explain the Remoaners, then.

Mark Wadsworth said...

PC, indeed it does.

S, keep it light.

Sackerson said...

@Mark: so there's no correlation between Homeownerism and EU collectivism, then?

Mark Wadsworth said...

S, I don't think so.

HOism cuts across all other divides, it unites the religious and atheists, all Daily Express readers and many Guardian readers, ambitious chavs and London luvvies, aspiring tenants and the landed gentry, Labour and Tory voters, Leavers and Remainers, the lot.

Bayard said...

"uncreasing radicalisation"

Is that anything to do with "hard-pressed working families" or are we seeing the return of the Bri-nylon shirt?

James Higham said...

I mean, imagine if he moved into a £615,000 home in Rye proper - doesn't bear thinking about.