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WAWIBF... Heather & Paul

26 May 2006

The impending separation of Heather and Paul McCartney has brought out all that is mean-spirited, infantile and incredibly superficial in the British press. Our heartless hacks and crass commentators seem incapable of rising above the level of petty playground taunt, constantly accusing poor old Heather of digging for gold in the creases of Macca's face and constantly making snide, blatant or otherwise unnecessary references to her disability. It really isn't fair, and poor old Heather hasn't got a leg to stand on. Despite the pain and suffering both she and Paul must be going through at the moment, there are those who simply refuse to let up on the leg-pulling. In fact, her only supporters this week, as she flogs her side of the story left, right and centre and is photographed legging it to Slovenia on a single crutch, seem to be Tony Parsons and the Law Lords. Having Parsons on your side can't be pleasant, especially when his only words of support amount to, 'Sure she's a horrible hard-nosed harpy, but you have to admire the way she didn't top herself when she lost half her leg.' Thank God then for the Law Lords and this week's landmark divorce rulings which look set to see Heather raking in hundreds of millions when Macca finally pays her off. There are those of course, who say she deserves every penny for spending four years tethered to the most tedious man in pop. Then there are those who say that whatever Macca has to fork out will be money well spent to get that scowling joyless harridan off his back. We don't know. We've not met either of them. But we appreciate the sterling work they both do for charity.



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