Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Picked and mixed

So, the Barclay Brothers have bought the Woolworth brand name. Some would say a good portfolio match with the Daily Telegraph which they already own. Cold, empty and deserted.
And what a track record they have....
  • Bought the European newspaper - closed
  • Bought Littlewoods - with their mates at HBOS. Ha ha
  • Bought Scotsman - 7 editors in nine years. Sold it
  • Relaunched Sunday Business paper - sank
  • Bought Telegraph - 100 journos sacked
  • Bought channel island. Held election. Lost. Sacked island.
Only issue is, amid all this slapstick, how did they ever find the time to make that Crazy record?

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