KGB man buys Evening Standard

Is this news? When I was in London and bought the Evening Standard it wasn’t news.   Admittedly I wasn’t a spy – although I did work for a top secret government funded research body.  There I was struggling to get the vendor to take my Bank of Scotland note (and that was in the days when they were solvent) and yet this tale of human endeavour failed to merit the presence of journos and photographers. Given that surely the coverage of this is a bit over the top ?  Anyhow, I thought that’s what spies did when they were in foreign countries – bought local newspapers to blend in.  Presumably he will hold his copy in his left hand, a piece of yellow chalk in his right, and mutter something about Moscow Rules.

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About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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2 Responses to KGB man buys Evening Standard

  1. I am surprised it is THAT big a story. I mean, last time I was in London, I didn’t see anyone reading it, just the two crappy free-sheets and the odd morning paper, but surely someone must buy a copy from time to time.

  2. So, buying a copy sounds exactly like the sort of not quite right thing that a spy would do to try and blend in based on inadequate information. Assuming that the only paid for evening paper in a city wasn’t a huge joke sounds exactly that sort of error.

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