Tubby Isaacs wrote:
I don't think it's quite the same thing. The yob element of the Star doesn't seem very Mail-like to me. Of course people are quite capable of forgetting what they did when they were younger, but the snobbery of the Mail might be a problem.
As I understand the Mail people now, they missed out on all the youthful fun and have never got over it. That's an important driver in the copious "look, Princess Beatrice is drunk, terrible" material. Would that work for the next generation?
I also think the Mail are a lot brighter than the Star lot.
I think it still would.There are always those who buckled down,got their nose to the grindstone,worked hard,then in their mid forties resent bitterly their contemporaries who had fun along the way.
It may surprise you that I was a bit of a back packing hippy in my youth,10 years spent teaching in Asia,now amongst the "wish I'd done that comments" there is often an element of bitterness.I don't think they would mind if I was a drug addled prostitute,but I'm on the PTA!
Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets. Nye Bevan