So farewell then… Richard Stott

Former Mirror, People and Today editor Richard Stott died earlier today. He’s popular in these parts for his love of the scurrilous and thoroughly disreputable Bristolian that was published until a few years ago.

Here’s what he said about the paper when he nominated it for the ‘Paul Foot Award for Investigative Journalism’ in 2005:

Spikey, angry, iconoclastic, rude, abrasive. The “smiter of the high and mighty” says The Bristolian on its masthead, evoking irresistible memories of early Private Eye. Run on its wits, talent and a shoestring, The Bristolian is the authentic voice of the streets. Foot would have loved and admired its two- fingered approach.

What a star, even if he did go to Clifton bloody College.

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