Spectacular own goal for Spectator…?

THE Spectator is currently trying to put distance between itself and the current leader column, which says some rather unpleasant things about Liverpool in its assessment of the city’s reponse to the Bigley murder in Iraq. No-one has admitted to writing it yet, but it has the tone of a certain Mark Steyn, and has a few stylistic similarities to the column the Daily Telegraph refused to publish the other day, which Slugger linked to.

An extract from the Leader column reads:

A combination of economic misfortune

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