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Disturbing developments over at Bloggerheads, where Tim Ireland’s blog is “off-air” – forced out of business thanks to the bullying of an Uzbek billionaire and his lawyers.

The quote comes from a standout analysis by Mr Eugenides which is here

Further details of the Uzbek businessman attempting to buy large parts of Arsenal FC are also available at Chicken Yogurt and Poldraw.

The caricature of the amazingly powerful Mr Usmanov is made in support of the people who have been so thoroughly lawyered. The partial quote belongs to George Orwell.

UPDATE:230907
Sunny Hundal of Pickled Politics explains the background to the story on mainstream media. Link from Peter Black
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOKnhHUSrkQ]

UPDATE:250907
Further interest in the Alisher Usmanov v bloggers case. Reported by Robin Hammann

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