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#1 Death Star

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 05:27 PM

This thread is the place to discuss Bill Deedes.



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Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:07 PM

Conceited prat who thinks he is part of the establishment. Overtired and emotional scribbler of the mediocre kind. Will be remembered by....overtired and emotional journos.......but not for long.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 04:59 PM

Have read the Four Donkeys assessment several times and have tried to think why I disagree with his acerbic comments................... but I can't. Have read many of his articles over the years; they are rather dull.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 05:51 PM

Have read many of his articles over the years; they are rather dull.

That's a bit harsh on Four Donkeys :shoot2:

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:04 AM

Oops, not very good grammar! In my defence your honour, if I had meant to criticise the Four Donkeys I would have written ‘Have read many of their articles over the years; they are rather dull.'

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:05 AM

And they are not.

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#7 Larry Pestilence III

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 05:38 PM

:o

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 03:21 PM

I think you are dull prats! W.F.Deedes writes many witty and interesting articles. Do not mock this man - he's fought in World War II, been a Cabinet Minister and edited a national newspaper!

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 04:22 PM

So... a cross between Clive Dunn, Janet Street-Porter and Geoffrey Howe...and we aren't allowed to mock.
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 08:16 PM

So... a cross between Clive Dunn, Janet Street-Porter and Geoffrey Howe

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:36 AM

Things are looking up (or down depending on your point of view) as Bill has had to cancel an engagement due to illness:

http://www.guardian....1510172,00.html

As links have been known to die after a while, the bare bones of the story are as follows: He was meant to give a reading at a literary festival at Althorp but -

Earl Spencer, a bestselling author himself thanks to his history book Blenheim: Battle for Europe, was also among the featured speakers. He was called on to give his talk twice when Bill Deedes, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph, was forced to cancel because of illness.


This piece was dated June 20 2005 - hope for the DL.

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 03:05 AM

Things are looking up (or down depending on your point of view) as Bill has had to cancel an engagement due to illness:

http://www.guardian....1510172,00.html

As links have been known to die after a while, the bare bones of the story are as follows: He was meant to give a reading at a literary festival at Althorp but -

Earl Spencer, a bestselling author himself thanks to his history book Blenheim: Battle for Europe, was also among the featured speakers. He was called on to give his talk twice when Bill Deedes, a former editor of the Daily Telegraph, was forced to cancel because of illness.


This piece was dated June 20 2005 - hope for the DL.

DWB :dead:

You can take that smile off DWB "He hasen't died yet"

It's been 20 days since this illness and no news of death.
Perhaps he recovered. :referee:

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:47 PM

I have info that the former newspaper editor and cabinet minister (and best friend of the late Dennis Thatcher) Lord Bill Deedes is tonight said to be 'fading away' and is very close to death and his demise may be announced any day now.So watch this space!

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:55 PM

I have not been able to find any confirmation of this. Can you post a link to your news source?

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 11:05 PM

I found this tribute to Ted Heath by Bill Deedes:

In his Daily Telegraph tribute, veteran scribe Bill Deedes refers to Heath's famous shyness/diffidence - call it what you will - describing him as "a man of countless kindnesses who would ignore his neighbour at (a dinner) table".


The quote came from here: http://www.megastar....TY4MTM3ODg.html

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 11:07 PM

there will be confirmation when he dies

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:25 AM

I have info that the former newspaper editor and cabinet minister (and best friend of the late Dennis Thatcher) Lord Bill Deedes is tonight said to be 'fading away' and is very close to death and his demise may be announced any day now.So watch this space!

Two things:

1) This sounds like the Ted Heath announcement with only the names changed.

2) I'm watching the space and nothings happening.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:24 PM

Looks like Ronnie Biggs

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 12:44 PM

I have info that the former newspaper editor and cabinet minister (and best friend of the late Dennis Thatcher) Lord Bill Deedes is tonight said to be 'fading away' and is very close to death and his demise may be announced any day now.So watch this space!


Some of us have been watching this space since July 18th when 'Iain' posted the above. In this time the said space fell to 50th place in this esteemed list and BD continued to breathe, albeit probably in a laboured fashion.

Anyone know how he's doing now?



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Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:29 AM

I have info that the former newspaper editor and cabinet minister (and best friend of the late Dennis Thatcher) Lord Bill Deedes is tonight said to be 'fading away' and is very close to death and his demise may be announced any day now.So watch this space!

Two things:

1) This sounds like the Ted Heath announcement with only the names changed.

2) I'm watching the space and nothings happening.

Agreed Windsor - It was a day back in July when they said Ted Heath
was fading quickly. Very shortly after, or even that day he did
croak.

Same thing with president Reagon..

It's hard to say how true this hinting message
could really be. Well it saids July 18 and now
it is what? November 15?

It's a complete hoax. ;)





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