1. Tony Blair’s loyal old spin doctor, Alastair Campbell, upbraided satirist Armando Iannucci over the weekend for accepting an OBE. “Three little letters can have more impact than you realise. Tut Tut,” tweeted Campbell. “_ _ _,” shot back Iannucci.
2. “I appreciate as a comedian, people will expect me to ‘make light’ of this situation, but I’m not going to in this statement,” tweeted Jimmy Carr yesterday, “as this is obviously a serious matter … I now realise I’ve made a terrible error of judgement.”
He went on to announce he would be withdrawing from the _ _ scheme.
4. New Yorker science writer Jonah Lehrer stands accused of plagiarising the bestselling author _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _?
5. In an analysis piece for the Australian website Mumbrella, Tina Alldis of a company called Mango said that the large-scale redundancies at Fairfax and News Limited newspapers this week was jolly good news for _ _ companies.
2. K2 (a tax avoidance programme of which he was a member, as exposed in front-page style in the Times).
3. GFC. (That’s the global financial crisis – silly abbreviation if you ask me. Sounds like fast-food. Secret herbs and collateralised debt obligations)
4. Jonah Lehrer.
5. PR (that’s short for public relations, reportedly).
Mango later apologised.