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Abused and Disabused

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Abused and disabused
Like Lazarus in his rags
Into your mind I come


I'm the man who stood on the corner when you
Walked by the other side
The voice nagging in the back of your head
The face at the window at night
And when I was cold and hungry and you would not let me in
Though you turn your back upon me
Still I keep on knocking

I point to my mouth - you point to the door
You show your empty pockets - I show you my empty arms
I hold out my hand in friendship and you
Palm me off with coins

So now I'm not going to let you go

Look in my begging bowl
(Here's all the wisdom of the world)
Look deep in my begging bowl

When I turn it upside down
Nothing at all comes out
And if you turn your life
Upside down
Nothing at all comes out

Abused and disabused
Like Lazarus in his rags
Into your mind I come

Peter Jukes India 1983

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Over the last few years I've created some attention with my live coverage of the phone hacking trial in London, the most expensive and longest concluded criminal trial in British history. There are various accounts and articles about this on the web, including a radio play. My Twitter feed can be found here, and a collation of evidence from the trial, and all my live tweets, can be found at my Fothom Wordpress blog. There's also a Flipboard magazine and a Facebook Page. My Klout ranking is here.

More Journalism and Books

Various journalistic articles of mine are scattered throughout the web. There's some kind of portfolio at Muckrack. The most extensive reporting is for the Daily Beast and Newsweek, but there's more at the New Statesman, the New Republic, Aeon etc. I have two non fiction books published in the last year: The Fall of the House of Murdoch, available through Unbound or Amazon, and Beyond Contempt: the Inside Story of the Phone Hacking Trial, available via Canbury Press or also on Amazon. I am currently contributing to a new site for open source journalism, called Bellingcat, and advisor (along with Sir Harry Evans and Bill Emmott) to an exciting new crowdfunded journalism startip Byline

Getting in Contact

My generic email is my first name at That should get through to me pretty quickly. My Linked In profile is here. For non journalistic inquiries, for television stage and film, contact Howard Gooding at Judy Daish Associates. Examples of my television work can be found on IMDB. This links to the site for my forthcoming musical, Mrs Gucci. My radio plays can be found in various audiobook formats on Amazon and elsewhere.


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