Tuesday, February 20, 2007


A Sad Day

Having been an avid reader of Muriel Gray's columns in the Sunday Herald for some time, my first click on a Monday morning has usually been onto the OP-ED section on the paper's website. Recently, however, my clicks have been more in hope than anticipation. Although my mum kept assuring me that the legend 'Muriel Gray is away' was still regularly appearing at the foot of each column that replaced hers in the print edition, implying that she would return one day, I was concerned.

Alas, it is not to be. Having popped up as a guest on Radio 4's Saturday Live a couple of weeks back, Muriel told Fi Glover that some bod at some function or other had had the cheek to refer to her as simply a journalist, failing to take into account all the many other strings she has to her bow, so she promptly rang up her editor at the Herald and resigned.

Well, whoever the bod was, I'd like to get my hands on him. And Muriel, please reconsider. I know you've got a lot on your plate, but your wise words and forthright common sense are sorely missed, by me and many others.

I agree, Mum. Muriel must return - someone like the Indy or Graun ought to sign her up, as she's the only woman in the papers I like.
Muriel was right on about religion, but a nutty right-wing New Labour apparatchik on everything else. Good riddance.
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