A vintage week in Looking-Glass World:
* Trafigura solemnly assures us that their abortive super-injunction against the 'Guardian' newspaper "was never intended to gag parliament or attack free speech";
* The head of MI5 declares that "the Security Service does not torture people, nor do we collude in torture or solicit others to torture people on our behalf”;
* Foreign Secretary David Miliband earnestly intones that if the details of what was actually done to Binyan Mohamed are revealed, the United States will cease to share intelligence with us "as surely as night follows day";
* 'Daily Mail' "star" columnist Jan Moir whines (through a non-apology issued by the paper's PR agency) that "I think it is mischievous in the extreme to suggest that my [disgustingly vicious] article [about Boyzone singer Stephen Gately's death] has homophobic and bigoted undertones."
Back to reality next week? Some hopes!