15 April 2010

In the company of Kings

Interesting piece in yesterday's Times*, by JK Rowling on why she is still not a Tory. She writes about why her values haven't changed since becoming a gazillionaire, and what struck me was the following passage:
"The fact remains that the first time I ever met my recently retired accountant, he put it to me point-blank: would I organise my money around my life, or my life around my money? If the latter, it was time to relocate to Ireland, Monaco, or possibly Belize."
Ah, makes you proud to be Oirish; seven Eurovisions, six Nobel Prizes and now this. Our reputation on the world stage has been firmly cemented.

Brings a tear to me eye, to be sure, to be sure.

*the London one, not our own paltry shadow of a newspaper. Which means we'll probably see an almost identically themed article in this Saturday's IT, the usual level of vigorous research for the Grey Lady of D'Olier Street being to get a couple of interns to plunder the previous weeks Sunday Times for 'inspiration' to help pad out the Roisin Ingle fluff and gushing puff pieces on Cecelia Ahern. Sometimes it really is just the Sindo minus the rabid neo-liberalism and eulogies for dead models.

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