Sunday, April 17, 2011

More on the Brit who came a cropper

Because I still consider myself a journalist, even though my activities of the past three months have in fact been more akin to that of a poor version of what they call a Jumeirah Jane here, that is, a lady what lunches, hangs around her house, shouts at the servants and not much else, the responsible thing to do is to update you on the investigation into the death of the unfortunate Mr Brown.  The authorities here have, perhaps not surprisingly, denied claims that he was beaten and tortured to death by Dubai police officers.

You know me, I hate to be cynical, but one can't help but think the hasty denials might have something to do with the fact that if Brits think they may be beaten to death if they get involved in any kind of trouble, it might put them off coming here for those high spending, high boozing hotel holidays that are so good for the Dubai economy.

Anyway, this story will, as they say, run and run, definitely in the Dubai English language press even if the Brit newspapers get bored of it.

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