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:
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.


dreamingspire said...

Bourton-on-the-Water is that place that the Fosse Way ostentatiously bypasses. I once ventured in when giving a friend a lift. There was nothing moving in there except the water in the stream.

Matthew Steeples said...

The empty vessels make the loudest noise now. With Lord Black, Pandora Maxwell and Chris Bryant on his back, Rupert Murdoch will finally get some sympathy: