Well, well. Look what’s turned up. A black and white copy of an original Scallywag Magazine front cover. Issue 22 dated 1994, to be precise. Looks like there are some interesting articles in this issue. “We expose the racism behind the Tory gays” and an exclusive about Lord McAlpine. Although it’s unclear which Lord McAlpine they are referring to. Obviously it can’t be Lord Alistair McAlpine because he has just received £185,000 damages from the BBC for being wrongly ‘unamed’ in a Newsnight programme about a high ranking Tory paedophile.
So, just to be clear. It can’t be Lord Alistair McAlpine. He would have sued Scallywag Magazine for wrongly naming him as the paedophile in question. And won. Judging by the fact that Lord McAlpine’s laywers are now actively seeking to sue the 10,000 Twitter users who did just that. Thank goodness I didn’t tweet it then. Not that I would. I have no proof.
Hmmm, if only the original pages of that Scallywag Magazine article were still available. I bet that would make for some interesting reading. Maybe it would clear up the arguments about who is telling the truth … once and for all. Oh, and it’s a pity we can’t see that article about the ‘Tory gays’ either. Oh well, maybe that will turn up too. One day ;-)