.. to bribe or twist,
thank God, the British journalist.
But, seeing what the man will do
Unbribed, there’s no occasion to.
Or so I have always thought. However, I got rung this morning by the Daily Express, owned by Britain’s most famous pornographer, Richard Desmond. At one stage, there was quite a gang of ex-Indie people there, and I used to write a lot for them. The nice woman on the features desk wanted a piece denouncing human cloning. I can’t do that, I said: I’m under contract with the Guardian, and I can’t even suggest anyone who could, since everyone I know is in favour of therapeutic cloning. Oh, she said. But you wrote a piece denouncing cloning for us once. Well, yes. That was about the crazed Italian doctor. I don’t believe in growing babies that way. Embryos are different.
I don’t think she knew what I was talking about.