Sunday, January 17, 2010
No news is bad news
The Times newspaper still can't leave the Marco Pierre White case alone, despite the fact that it is old news. Today it runs its third story of the week on the case, and once again it tells us nothing new. Well, that's not quite true; the story does begin by telling us that White's 20-year-old daughter Letty only found out the truth about his now infamous intercepted letter to her last week, when she read about it in the newspapers (The Times, perhaps?). I don't know where this young woman hides herself, but she must have been about the last person in the country to hear about it. Poor Letty, we are told, broke down in tears when her father spoke to her about it.
The rest of the article does little more than go over the old ground of the case possibly making it easier for one party to hide assets from the other and being bad news for divorce lawyers, who could find themselves liable to the 'wronged' party. Still, at least there is some good news for White's lawyers, who could be in for a big payout with White promising that he will not settle his claim against Withers, no matter how much it costs.