The truth is that Chipping Norton could hardly be a less appropriate headquarters for a Dan Brown-style international conspiracy. In a wildly overwrought column, the Telegraph’s Peter Oborne laid into the “louche, affluent, power-hungry and amoral” conspirators, but none of those words really apply to poor old Chippy. Of all the popular Cotswold towns, it is easily the most unpretentious.
You want louche? Try Stow on the Wold. Amoral? Bourton-on-the-Water. Power-hungry? You don’t know power-hungry until you’ve been to Moreton-in-Marsh.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Rebekah Brooks and the Chipping Norton Set
Dominic Sandbrook, writing on high50, is not convinced by the theory that Chipping Norton is home to an evil cabal of politicians and journalist who run Britain: