By Montague Brendan
Journalist Brendan Montague grew to become his again on Fleet highway to devote his existence to a unmarried ardour: reporting. One second he was once working up charges on the Sunday occasions, the day-by-day Mail and the Sunday replicate. the subsequent, Lehman Brothers collapsed. It was once time to forged an investigative highlight on bankers, polluters, palms brands. Brendan arrange the novel information weblog, The Sauce. however the political panorama remained as nonetheless as a dew pond. have been his lofty beliefs of reporting the cave in of capitalism and the sunrise of a brand new global delusional? What might this muckraker locate within the grubby truth round him? The Sauce exposes Russian nuclear waste barons, breaks the Vestas profession tale and shreds Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's first novel. The web publication takes on excessive courtroom judges, the scoop of the area, gangsters, neo-Nazis or even graffiti artist Banksy.
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A Year on The Sauce by Montague Brendan