In Memorium: Lord Patel

12 June 2009

Edward Teague, better known to his readers as Lord Patel, died this past Tuesday after a short illness.

I first met Edward back in 2003 and we became good friends. His biting Northern humour, irreverence and tremendous knowledge are pretty much legendary. And he took no shit from anyone and wasn’t afraid to speak his mind, especially when it came to our corrupt and inept, political class.

Craig Murray has a very good tribute to ‘Postie’ on his site, describing how Edward became Craig’s election agent when Murray stood against the appalling (and undoubtedly intellectually-challenged) Jack Straw in Blackburn. In fact I was with Edward when we went to Blackburn and experienced first-hand how the Establishment locked Murray out of the ‘democratic’ process.

Before he started up his own Blog, I used to post his excellent essays here on InI and they covered an amazing range of topics and all written in his unique, sarcastic and totally unforgiving style.

You are sorely missed Postie but your ideas live on.

Bill

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