Private Eye doesn't put much of its material online but it has posted this story up about Telegraph-owners the Barclay brothers having "secured a new distinction by becoming the first people in the Eye’s 49-year history to take legal umbrage at a spoof in our joke pages." The Eye says: "The item, in Eye 1264, was a mock Telegraph front page (“Expenses Scandal Day 94”) exposing two tax-dodging brothers living on “the remote Channel Island of Brilleau” who pay a team of hacks to pontificate on MPs’ tax avoidance and other financial wheezes, and who acquired the newspaper from a convicted fraudster." You can read the full story here Barclays Up The Wrong Tree which includes the Eye lawyers' response.
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