This should be good…

Incoming yesterday afternoon, this:

And what was PopLeveson?
Well, Peter reminds us here:

#PopLeveson was the Twitter hashtag game played, initially, amongst the extra-mural audience to the Leveson Inquiry as they enjoyed the spectacle of ex-News International chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, jousting with Robert Jay QC, purveyor of exquisitely turned questions.

It being a Friday afternoon, not every boy in the Remove was centred fully on legal nuance. Wags compared Mrs Brooks’ eye-catching locks and those of the singer Mick Hucknall. From down under, a tweet wondered if “Rebekah Hucknall” mightn’t yet sing a verse or two of Simply Red’s Holding Back The Years.

Soon hundreds, then thousands more questions were picking legal holes in lovingly-regarded rock and pop lyrics. In Court 73, Lord Justice Leveson broke for the weekend … without effect. #PopLeveson was trending and enthusiastic tweets urged followers to “Stop whatever you’re doing and follow #PopLeveson”.

The game wound down and ended on Monday morning. By then over 25,000 unique tweets had been posted along with almost innumerable re-tweets.

Looking back to May (via google) I can find two efforts of mine:


The former works best for me, but whatever – permission granted!

Peter plans to publish on Kindle, with, he hopes “a paperback to follow”.
I’m really looking forward to enjoying #PopLeveson again.

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