A Private Function
True to his dislike of hair shirts and Stafford Cripps (who was chancellor at the founding of the hated NHS), the London Haystack has been doing his bit for Britain by allowing Rupert Murdoch to buy him dinner. A spokesbeing for the London Haystack declined to confirm the tryst, as it is not policy to comment on "private arrangements", and it seems nobody had the forethought to hack the necessary telephones. Anyway, the London Haystack, coincidentally enough, is ultimately responsible for the Metropolitan Firearms, Headbangers' and Shaggers' Club, which is now investigating the doings of various journalistic paragons at the Sun and the News of the World. The London Haystack has even gone so far as to dismiss the allegations of phone hacking as "politically motivated codswallop" and to have a burble in the Sun urging the Government to do nothing about them; which is certainly a tribute to his famous independence of mind.