How distressing that Duncan Fallowell has been sacked by The First Post. He wrote the weekly High Culture column for the online news magazine - even the Indy's lugubrious Matthew Norman loved it and he's hard to please (he's usually dozing), as is Arcati.
My spies tell me that Duncan fell foul of the prudish editor Mark Law - prudish? It's true Duncan is one of the UK's great exotics, but he's a brilliant exotic, and he knows a dangling participle when he sees one. Mr Law needs to sweep the cobwebs out of his Y-fronts, throw the family picnics into a recycling bin and abandon his aspirations to emulate Reader's Digest. Fallowell is for smarty tarts, they're not easy to come by; and they're great for guerrilla advertising in the smartest places. Think on, Law!
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your views. Write something like: "Is it not time Mark Law went on a long-haul holiday ...?"
For an example of one of Duncan's pieces (End body art, bring back pubes] click here
For the Duncan you could introduce to your mother, click here
Extreme punishment may necessitate removal of The First Post from my blogroll.