Thursday, January 22, 2009

I spy a bargain!...

I haven't read the London Evening Standard for a bit. When I last bought a copy I'm sure it was only about 35 or 40p. Now I hear that it's gone up to a pound! (What's that you say?) That was for ownership of the newspaper group itself? Get away with you! It turns out to be true though, as you'll know if you've been following the story. And it gets even weirder when you hear that the new owner of the once great paper is an ex-KGB Russian agent, now Oligarch (whatever that is!) I reckon it must mean he has enough dough to splash out on a paper which is currently making estimated £100 million a year losses just so he can be photographed with the rich and famous. So come on Comrade Lebedev, it may not have quite the history of the ES but it's not losing any money and it's readership is on the up, not in terminal decline; so how about a cool million squid for TonbridgeBlog?...

3 comments:

TonbridgeR said...

A POUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blimey - are you sure? At that rate we'll be selling them on to the person next to us for 50p. On second thoughts that's not a bad idea.

TonbridgeR said...

hang on there - I have just been told on good authority that one was bought tonight for 50p. They're not a £1 after all.

petrolstationvillage said...

I bought one for 50p the other day. Let's hope Tonbridge R is right.