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Welcome to the Dodgy Dossier. Here can be found reports from, amongst other contributors, the Campaign's team of newshounds, as well as our resident economic analyst Charlotte-Anne Schreiber. Some of the stories in this part of the web site may be informative, but please be warned that they have been written with tongue firmly in cheek and should  not be taken too seriously. Have a good laugh!

From our sleuth

Walking along the silver sand beach while on holiday at a secret tropical island location, our sleuth spotted something bobbing in the sea that looked like a bottle. Indeed it was! Inside was a rolled up piece of paper that appeared to be the scribbling of none other than the CoE - Alasspoor Darling. A transcript is attached.

It's onerous being an Earl

The Earl of Cadogan, owner of 90 acres of land around Sloane London, has get himself into the papers by announcing that he would not renew a lease after he went into a restaurant and disliked the food.

The Earl, 72, said after dining there in May 2008: "I didn't like the food and the prices are far too high. I can tell you that we won't be renewing their lease when it expires in two years' time. We are going to have a new development there." The Old Etonian, whose family's wealth is estimated at almost £3billion, has now followed through with his pledge and the French brasserie will close on February 26. Local residents have launched a petition.

Actually, as we have pointed out, on many occasions, land is not wealth, but this episode makes me wonder if we have not been wrong all along.

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