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Dominic Cummings speaking to the media last week

Dominic Cummings speaking to the media last week

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Dominic Cummings speaking to the media last week

I care about free speech and a free Press, without which corruption and injustice flourish, but at times there is a heavy price to be paid.

After some weeks of watching how journalists were feeding the lynch mob in pursuit of Dominic Cummings, a 1930 poem by Humbert Wolfe keeps going through my head:

"You cannot hope/to bribe or twist,/(thank God!) the/British journalist./But, seeing what the man will do/unbribed, there's no occasion to."