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Conrad Black, have I got news for you – you haven't discharged your sins | Henry Porter

21 October 2012 4:22 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The disgraced press baron's complete lack of contrition should debar his re-entry into decent society

Conrad Black's appearance on Have I Got News For You won't do anything to rehabilitate the reputation of an unrepentant fraudster, but it will allow him to show that he at least believes he has nothing to be ashamed of and that he can re-enter British society with his head held high.

To that degree, the invitation serves Black's purpose very well. He can flaunt his shamelessness and then repair to the various exclusive dinner parties being held to welcome Mr and Mrs Black to London. (In this column, at least, he has been stripped of his title, though in reality he is Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great and, weirdly indeed, still a member of the British legislature.)

Despite spending more than three years in Florida jails, »

- Henry Porter

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