NEWS: BERNARD INGHAM; Royal hoax reveals double standards of the media
My 21 years as a press secretary reminds me of Britain’s relationship
with the Commonwealth, which is about to hold another biennial bash in
New Zealand. After attending six of them, I concluded that the Brits’
role in life, as the ex-colonial power, was to be abused at every turn
by the 49 other members who would then hold out their hands for more of
our hard-earned brass. Press officers, learning how to survive in the
media jungle, know the feeling.