Commentaries

The Rover tragedy turns into farce

September 11, 2009

The Babylon dictionary defines a Greek Tragedy as an ancient drama in which the protagonist meets with disaster. The audience knows this from the start, but the main characters don’t, either through ignorance or because they are too dim to see the blindingly obvious until it’s too late.

Mandy moves to hide Byers’ blushes over Rover

July 6, 2009

At the very least, it’s frightfully convenient for the Britishgovernment to call in the Serious Fraud Office to look into MG Rover, a former carmaker. Whether there’s a shocking crime or not, it suits Peter Mandelson, the Business Secretary, to organise a further delay before this gory case is finally closed.