Monday, 11 July 2011

Demise of an Essex Man

So Andy Coulson has been arrested and bailed over the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Where did it all go wrong for a former reporter on the Basildon Evening Echo?

Many commentators have already seen it as ambitious Essex Man with no class getting his comeuppance...

But delve a little deeper and there's evidence of another character flaw. The BBC profile claims that Coulson is a fanatical Tottenham Hotspur supporter. Why did a boy from Wicford desert West Ham, tradional repository of Essex hearts? Even Southend United would have been OK. But Spurs?

No wonder he apparently left his moral compass in Basildon.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Essex couture

The makers of The Only Way Is Essex are bringing out a set of TOWIE branded clothes. Ever since my childhood visits to Mr Byrite at Romford it's been obvious that Essex is a centre for fine couture. Think I'll give Harry's Lady Ga Ga outfit a miss though...