With the disclosure by Lord Stevens that Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a tragic accident, Princes William and Harry hope for an end to the affair. But it is a sad fact of modern life that the conspiracy theorists will be working for decades yet.
Diana, like JFK, Presley and Monroe, was a fascinating character who became iconic, and when this is mixed in with tragic early death, simple explanations are just not acceptable to the sociology of their existence. Like gods, everything must be spectacular.
This said, on the same day of the report, Blair is interviewed by police over cash for peerages, and he drops a corruption probe into BAE. Some conspiring must have gone into doing this on a good day to bury bad news. It implication doesn’t help, does it?
© Anthony North, December 2006