Private Eye: Yeah guys, but maybe not that ‘A Maskey’…

A letter from “A Maskey, Belfast”… Hmmm… H/T to the eagle-eyed reader Kate…


  • Mister_Joe

    Pretty sure another blogger covered that this week. Or maybe Bel.Tel.

  • HeinzGuderian

    Or maybe ‘pretty sure’ wasn’t sure ?

  • Pete Baker

    A couple of telling quotes from the Belfast Telegraph report on this story, back on the 17th July *ahem*

    Mr Hislop, best known for TV’s current affairs satirical panel show Have I Got News For You, told the Belfast Telegraph: “It looks like we have been had.”

    He said they simply did not recognise Mr Maskey, a former Assembly chief whip and currently chair of Stormont’s social development committee.


    And Mr Maskey?

    Mr Maskey — who described the letter as an “absolute spoof” — said: “I would not like anyone to think it had come from me.”

    Indeed, again. You never know what might happen…

  • Brian

    Wasn’t “A Maskey” that guy who used to get into with Munsterview all the time back in the day?

  • Mister_Joe


    I think that was a different “Maskey” guy.

  • Rory Carr

    W.ell it wasn’t me either.

    I had read it last week while in hospital (again !) and it raised a bit of a chuckle.

    My immediate reaction was,

    “A dissie with sense of humour. ”

    Maybe there’s hope for them yet.

  • Dixie Elliott

    Says Rory Carr…

    My immediate reaction was,

    “A dissie with sense of humour. ”

    Ah but Rory maybe the dissie fecker wasn’t joking? After all there’s a lot of truth in what he says about the Queen’s Own Shinner, Marty.

  • glenda lough

    My son Aubrey, recently expelled from his Hospice for anti-social behaviour, has sent me an email saying: ‘what else would you expect from a bunch of right wing elitists?’ Sadly he fails to say if he is talking about Private Eye or Mr Maskey’s organisation.

  • Rory Carr

    Jeekers, Dixie ! It wasn’t you was it ?

  • Dixie Elliott

    Come on Rory, I’d have signed it Dixie Elliott…As I do.

  • Mister_Joe


    I might have been confused. I was meaning to say that it wouldn’t have been Alex Maskey arguing with Munsterview but the letter to PE might certainly have come from the “arguer”.

  • Reader

    Rory Carr: “A dissie with sense of humour. ”
    It could have been a Stickie – Dissidents and Stickies share the same joke between them.