I am trying to fathom the moral compass of the Daily Telegraph. The needle swings too fast for me to read it correctly.
Last month they were coming over all ‘sniffy’ and not only declining to ‘entertain’ the McBridal bouquet that Guido lobbed at Gordon Brown, but went so far as to break a confidentiality agreement and alert 10 Downing Street to its imminent publication.
The pungent aroma of that bouquet proved too much for Gordon Brown and McBride was divorced with precious little ceremony.
‘I divorce thee’ followed by three Hail Nokias, according to rumour.
With McPoison out of the picture, and safe from reprisals, last night they proudly announced that they were publishing the contents of the DVDs listing MPs’ expenses which had been expensively touted round Canary Wharf for a couple of weeks now.
This begs a number of questions.
Would they have published Guido’s e-mails were it not for their relationship with McBride?
Is it just that McBride is out the picture that has emboldened them today, or is it the fact that Conservative MPs are also targeted in their revelations.
Have they ‘come into money’ in recent weeks, or been given a budget, and can now pay for stories? Is there any connection between this and the recent announcement of a crack down on Tax havens, which must be hugely inconvenient for the Barclay Brothers.
Have they lost their ‘inside source’ of stories and decided to bat for the other side once more?
We really should be told, it is all too confusing for us mortals.