Sunday, 6 March 2011

By Their Friends Shall You Know Them

'David Held, a professor of political science at the LSE and Saif Gaddafi's tutor when he was taking a PhD at the university, [supervised by Held, examined by Desai, plagiarised from anything that came to hand, ed.]  was appointed to the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation on 28 June 2009, almost a month [or, 'just a month', ed.] before the LSE announced that it would accept the donation.The foundation's minutes reveal that Held was appointed to its board along with luminaries including Giulio Andreotti, the former prime minister of Italy.'

You couldn't make it up.

David Held - ghost-writer and intellectual advisor to the Leader of the Labour party; and Giulio Andreotti - where do you start?


gyg3s said...

The LSE sounds like the American University of Iraq in Sulaimanii as described by John Dolan in, Neocon Like Me: How I Spent A Year In Iraq Teaching With The Bush-Cheney Crazies

Elby the Beserk said...

Guido's on the Miliband's case, HG. Setting brother agin brother. For me, they are both too too weird. DO we really need that so soon after Brown? Labour have gone horribly weird and creepy.

hatfield girl said...

It's the Andreotti case that frightens me, Elby.

'Labour have gone horribly weird and creepy.'

That's because the Labour party died in the 1970s; Zombie Labour has no claim to any virtue the Labour party may have acquired once.