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Off the leash: Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord?

Byline: Muttley

HLORD LIPSEY didn't impress everyone when he appeared on Sky the other week. But don't be fooled, there's a touch of steel behind the mild facade. In the House of Lords a few years back, Lipsey enlightened his fellow peers on the matter of ex-racers, and I quote: "I have seen the reply [on the subject of retired greyhounds] the Minister received from Mr Frank Melville . . . . I shall not detain the House by reading extracts from his long letter, but civil servants who saw that letter can recall few occasions when a letter from a responsible Minister had evinced in reply such a piece of whining bombast."

Lipsey continued: "It is unfortunate that it [greyhound racing] is also led by an unaccountable and self-regarding oligarchy which simply does not understand the necessity to take on board and react to considered criticism from outside."

Should make for interesting discussion over tea and biscuits when the sport's heavyweights meet up. Maybe Geoffey wasn't so bad after all, eh Frank?
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jan 17, 2004
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