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Chris Barton's Sketch

Date:19 MAR 2010

St Camilla of Cavendish

Chris Barton Let's be clear about one thing. If the rags were really given carte blanche you can forget St Camilla of Cavendish and measured articles about how it was the media "wot won the battle of dem ol' secret family law courts". It would be like an 'Other Ranks' 1950's Sunday Tabloid - page after page of prurient reports of adultery and 'unreasonable behaviour'.

Jon Venables
After a week of sustained all-media professional big-gobbery about the Venables case - not that it is one yet - I'm in the same position as both David Starkey and the Children's Commissioner in not having the faintest idea of what to do about child-on-child murders.

Catholic group granted gay adoption
Thursday March 18: hats off to the newspapers for keeping the items on 'Catholic group granted exemption from gay adoption' and 'Cardinal sorry for covering up abuse' well apart from each other.

Fewer university places
Thank goodness common sense has prevailed and...

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