All greased up and
nowhere to go…. foreign policy expert Sarah Palin reportedly negotiating with
Glitter’s handlers for a relocation procedure.
By Fred Mills
Now THAT’s rock ‘n’ roll: the UK press is reporting that
erstwhile glam rocker Gary Glitter, 64, a convicted pedophile who returned to
Britain last month following his release from prison in Vietnam, has been
evicted from his house in London. He’d been renting a flat at the Mayfair (weekly ticket: £2,000 – wish WE could afford
that next time we get out of jail) but apparently his neighbors took offense at
The Sun quoted one of its
ever-reliable “sources” about the matter: “It turned out certain neighbours
objected to him being there. I mean, would you pay over a million quid for a flat
to find out Gary Glitter has moved in next door? Talk about driving down your
property price. Paul [Gadd, his real name] has run out of friends to turn to.
The only places left are Scottish islands miles from anywhere. Nobody wants him
as a neighbour.
“Paul really reveled in his new address. He said he had always
wanted to live in Mayfair and deserved to
finally get back to the high life. He even joked about living near ‘Queenie’.
He was pretty stunned to find he wasn’t welcome. He said, ‘Why me? Not this
Glitter had spent nearly three years in a Vietnamese prison
for having sex with 10- and 11-year old girls. Released in August, he initially
went to Thailand where he sought to obtain residency in Hong Kong, not wanting
to return to England where he’d also spent time in jail for downloading child
porn and would have his activities closely monitored by authorities.
A drama unfolded on August 20 at the Bangkok
airport when he apparently “feigned ear and heart problems” (according to an earlier report by The Sun) and “twice
refused to take planes to London” and eventually
took off for Hong Kong. (A British official sent
to persuade Glitter to return to England was quoted at the time as
saying, “Glitter knows he has snookered us. All the way through he was a
belligerent bastard. We reached a stalemate where the Thai authorities
eventually said he had to leave. As we couldn’t legally force him to return to Britain he finally agreed to Hong
Kong. As he left us he grinned and sang the old Rolling Stones
line ‘I’m free to do what I want, any old time’.”) But upon arriving in Hong Kong he was refused entry and turned back.
At any rate, The Sun’s report today, titled “Where Will the Rat Run?”, indicated that Glitter is “still
wealthy thanks to overseas royalties” and the “part sale of his back catalogue”
so can pretty much afford to go wherever he wants – if the neighborhood will
take him. He moved out of his flat with the help of what’s described as “a team
of Russian ex-military minders” he employed.
The newspaper has helpfully provided a world map
highlighting possible spots on the globe Glitter could move to next. Among
them: Siberia (“with any luck his bollocks would freeze off”), Chernobyl (“nobody can live there for fear of
illness. Glitter could give it a go, though”), the Aussie outback (“it’s very
popular with reptiles”) and our own Alaska
(“hunters like wannabe Vice-President Sarah Palin are keen to take potshots at
all kinds of beasts here”).
We vote for Alaska.