The Ghost of Watt Tyler

Watt Tyler was one of the leaders of the 1381 Peasants’ Revolt. He was a slain by the King’s supporters after drinking a jug of beer “in a very rude and disgusting fashion before the King's face.”

Wednesday, March 09, 2005


According to those clever spooks who labour long and hard to protect us Bin Laden was once after Russell Crowe. Today’s Guardian reports:

“At the time, the Hollywood actor had never heard of al-Qaida or its reclusive leader. But Osama bin Laden, it seems, knew all about Russell Crowe.

In one of the more unlikely terrorist plots, the Oscar winner has revealed that he was a kidnap target for the network, and that the FBI was so concerned about his safety that it gave him protection for four years.”

Funny - but remember the Home Secretary may soon have power - possibly with or without a judge – to put people under house arrest on the basis of intelligence supplied by those same spooks. Still laughing?