Monday, July 18, 2011

Wolfmen

Flicking through the London Evening Standard the other day, I read about the arrest of Neil Wallis in the News of the World phone-hacking saga. The former deputy editor of the now-defunct Sunday tabloid was known in press circles as 'The Wolfman' - a moniker which grew out of his bushy beard or, alternatively, his lycanthropic theories about the behaviour of a criminal he was pursuing, depending on which source one turns to.

A few pages later, there's a story about a court case involving friends of renegade rockstar Peter Doherty. One of the people mentioned is Peter 'Wolfman' Wolfe, whose nickname is perhaps easier to fathom than that of Neil Wallis.

Two legal cases in one paper involving Wolfmen? This suggests to me that perhaps it's not the most auspicious of labels.

I wonder if the Bullingdon had a Wolfman? If so, he could be right at the heart of government as I blog.

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