Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Of what possible relevance

Despite the Mail on Sunday's insistence, what precisely does Lord Browne's sexuality (or lack of) have import for either the "millions of people who have invested in BP through their pension funds" or "the tens of thousands of employees of BP"? Not that I have ever worked there but I haven't heard that BP is a bastion of homophobic prejudice.

Back to the usual later.



Fidothedog said...

Melanie Phillips did a good bit on this, who cares if the chap is gay or not.

Until this was on tv yesterday I had never heard of this chap.

Surreptitious Evil said...


I had heard of him. I knew he was the retiring chairman of BP. I knew there had been a fairly large fuss at the recent BP AGM about (staggeringly large value of) his retirement package.

I knew nothing about his sexuality (or any other aspect of his private life) and I honestly believe British society would be better if I, and all the rest of us, still didn't.

The day before a fairly-national election, widely represented as the nation's vote on the Bliar "legacy", this is passed off as news? Yes, the lying in court bit (if accurate) is more than slightly unfortunate but Messrs Dale and Parris, with a better handle on these things than me, have dealt with this more than adequately.


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