Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Lords a-creeping

"[Lord] Black, who coveted the title so much he sued the prime minister of Canada for blocking his path to English nobility (and ultimately renounced his Canadian citizenship in order to obtain it), is clearly a rogue and a criminal who stole millions of dollars from innocent shareholders. He may spend the rest of his life in jail, but do his crimes warrant an expulsion from England's elite fraternity of aristocrats? A quick glance at a colorful carousel of British lords who dignified their titles with leather pants, porn stars, grenade launchers, and a colony of prostitutes suggests maybe not." —Nick Curran

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