Proof that Channel Four News is controlled by tentacles of Royal influence? Judge for yourself in this revealing exchange of texts.
Channel Four News were fearlessly probing a Mail story claiming the Queen influenced the Public Administration Committee's decision not to call for the end of the term 'Empire" on minor gongs. Mail drew attention to my 'rebel report'. Channel Four news jerked into life. This exciting exchange of texts followed.
Channel Four News: Would 17.30 at Cardiff ITV be OK for interview?
CFN: Could we make it 17.00?
CFN: Mr Flynn, I'm sorry but our plans have changed and we're going to have to cancel the interview on honours this evening. Many thanks.
Me: I understand. The Queen has not got at you? Has she? I will watch to see what can be even more interesting than Queen lobbying PASC shock story.
CFN: Haha. No just the editor. Thanks all the same.
Me: I'll watch to check if there is a knighthood in the post for him.
CFN: He wishes.
Me: No further explanation required.