|Lost Soul Beth Douglas|
But three powerful residents of our Borough decided to boost circulation and profits by printing vile and unverifiable stories about the poor girl sourced from the stupidly unpleasant and dimwitted boyfriend.
Was he paid for his salacious rubbish by Lord Rothermere of Associated Newspapers and his 'creature', Geordie Greig?
We shall never know...but more than likely.
Had Beth Douglas been a close relative of Rothermere or Greig would the story have seen the light of day?
An emphatic NO!
Equally shameful was the coverage in the increasingly downmarket and grubby Telegraph.
But extenuating circumstances exist here....
Anyone who has ever had dealings with the Barclay family recognise them as an odious bunch of jumped up painters and decorators.
Greig, Rothermere and Barclay should ponder whether hurting a bereaved family in this way was gentlemanly or in the public interest.
If they had a grain of decency they would not need to ponder long.