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WACL Speaker Dinner, Thursday 16th March 2006

Mar 16, 2006 – 7:00 pm

I am very much looking forward to seeing Club members and your guests at The Savoy on Thursday 16 March. We welcome the journalist/celebrity formally known as Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (he dropped the Pughe and the hyphen in the light of Kelvin MacKenzie’s inevitable aversion to double-barrelled surnames).

At the age of 28, Piers Morgan was appointed editor of the News of the World becoming Britain’s youngest national newspaper editor for more than half a century. Two years later he became editor of the Daily Mirror. He had a number of run-ins with the Press Complaints Commission, including one over the Mirror’s city slickers share tipping column. He was sacked in 2004 over faked pictures of the alleged abuse of Iraq prisoners by British troops.

Not that Piers seems depressed by setbacks. He publicly thanked Sly Bailey for sacking him, as he said, just when he needed the time to write his diaries, The Insider, telling life as he saw it between 1994-2004.