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How ‘bestie’ made his comeback

Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

Mick Hume

Mick Hume
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‘As George Best sat in Southwark Crown Court in 1984, waiting to be sent to prison for drink-driving and assaulting a policeman, he remarked: “Well, I suppose that’s the knighthood f***ed.” You spoke too soon, Georgie boy. To judge by events since his death not only might a posthumous knighthood be in order but, The Times reports, Best’s funeral at Stormont Castle will also bestow “a secular version of sainthood” on Belfast’s sinful son….’

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