In particular, allegations of links between senior, well connected New Labour political figures, such as Mark Malloch-Brown, with international drug legalisation lobbies, as pushed by that paragon of British values, George "how much for my mother?" Soros, required serious investigation and perhaps, if merited, even public exposure.
I was therefore much encouraged to hear that Lord Malloch-Brown himself was due to appear at a very public, and free, lecture on the wonderful merits of "EU leadership in the post crisis age". Aside from the obvious question of quite what our (un)elected representatives are doing wasting their, and hence our, precious dwindling time on such things when they should rather be dealing with the urgent crisis that this country faces at home, I was more than happy to be presented such a gift of an opportunity to confront the mighty Malloch-Brown in person about the behaviour and activities of his friends.
But then, without warning, yesterday came the notice that "due to unforeseen circumstances" the lecture had been cancelled and we, the public, denied this golden opportunity to ask Mr Brown some difficult questions face-to-face, like gentlemen.
Far be it from us to jump to hasty conclusions, but given recent paranoiac statements from the "powers that be", and the now all-too-obvious dragnet style email and phone monitoring that we have been informed about as if it were just another fact of life in what remains of our formerly democratic country, would be too much of a stretch to believe that our threat of exposure was a significant enough political risk to our erstwhile "Lord of the G20 universe" to deter him from poking his head above the parapet?
Since, as of writing, a call to the LSE press office has yielded no explanation for the sudden cancellation, we will simply leave our readers to study the case for the prosecution, and draw their own conclusions.