Lord Patel has been off-line for a couple of weeks now and hasn't replied to my last couple of emails
Lord P's blog was, is something special and during the unfortunately limited number of times when I've met or conversed with the Lord P in person the sheer decency of the man shone through. His blog is one of the handful of regularly updated sites that I have been able to recommended to people without any reservations whatsoever
And the fact that his blog is never included on any dross-filled list of 'Top 100 UK blogs' pushed by the corporate mainstream; even though I know full well that plenty of the bloggers on those lists read his blog, speaks volumes.
Airing the possibility of false flag terror attacks can really limit the social acceptability of your blog.
If mainstream recognition as a True Citizen Journalist is what you crave it's always best to stick to endless, pointless, ding-dong political tribalism and pronouncements about economic matters which are subsequently proven to be flat wrong.
Just like proper journalists in fact
Fortunately for his readership, any cravings for mainstream recognition on Lord Patel's part have been more than outweighed by his intellect and conscience
Unfortunately, Lord Patel hasn't been at all well recently
I fear Bad Things
and I'm currently not best-placed/ set up to do the legwork necessary to allay my fears
If any passers-by know otherwise please, please drop me a line or leave a comment here, thanks