Thursday 23 March 2017

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Black is back -- let's hear his side of story

Conrad Black's critics should open their minds and read his account of his recent travails, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards

I was in University College Cork last Monday opposing leader of the opposition Micheal Martin in a debate about the centenary of 1916: (he wants to celebrate; I want to commemorate; I lost). I saw, too late, a friend's text telling me Conrad Black was on BBC's Newsnight. "How was he?" I asked. "Let's say he was lively. A spirited attack on US justice system, but you like him or you don't."

There's no arguing with that. I like him, but I keep having to justify it.

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