I'll be replacing the text of this post with something more appropriate, in accordance with the wishes of Ed and his family, in due course.
However, other bloggers have already written tributes to Lord Patel, so it seems only fair to mark Lord P's passing with a post here now
Lord Patel's regular readers represented a diverse range of political beliefs and world views
The common factor was, is an appreciation of Lord P's anti-authoritarian, liberationist stance taken on, well, lots of issuesThat, and his elevation of typos to an art form
I'm missing him already
A list of on-line tributes to Lord Patel as I find them...
A read through these tributes, and the accompanying comments, is a sad reminder of the quality of the friend we have all lost
As a contributor to the July 7th Forum wrote a couple of days ago...
"I have been thinking lots about the Postie & I have been feeling a wee bit empty - it's hard to explain..."