So, Vince Cable has declared war on Rupert Murdoch.
I've got him worried. He's on the ropes, and he knows it. While Murdoch has had to resort to the desperate measure of locking his so-called content behind a pathetic paywall, my low overheads mean that Gruts remains—and always shall remain—resolutely free. While Murdoch's online readership plummets, my readership has risen by at least 10% in the last week alone. While Murdoch has tired, old hack commentators like Clarkson and Gill and Applethingy churning out pap, Gruts has Nite Owl and Zimscribe and Yoghurt and Kenny and Keith and the rest of you (you know who you are).
I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but News International's big-nob lawyers recently approached me pursuant re. a merger. I told them where to get off.
Not interested, Murdoch. Prepare yourself for a hostile takeover.
There can be only one winner in this game.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war...
I await your command, my liege.
Glad to be of service sir. You will no doubt be relieved to learn that I do not intend to start charging you for my contributions to your fine online tome.
That's what I meant by 'low overheads'.
A toast to you & yours! Hot toddies all round. See you next year.
Hope your severs have not become too overwhelmed in the last month by the influx of previous Times readers.