Wednesday, March 28, 2007

P Diddy refrains from hurling missiles at John Reid

The sudden cancellation of the Snoop-Diddy tour isn't without consequences, of course: disappointment on fans who'd been persuaded to buy tickets before the gigs had completed their paperwork; and P Diddy being almost statesmanlike in the face of getting a few extra days off:

"Once his work permit was granted, everybody felt comfortable to go ahead and put the concert up," he said.

"It wasn't like this was the first time we were in discussions with the Home Office.

"You know there were discussions prior to this - they led us to believe that everything would be approved."

Nobody sat down and thought "what with Snoop having left under something of a cloud last time, we better not move until we've got everything sorted out with the visa", then?
"I know that Snoop is a great guy, a positive guy, and I'm not throwing any stones at the Home Office or at the government."

Probably just as well, Diddy. That sort of thing goes down quite badly. Oh, you were being metaphorical.
"Everybody has their own laws and their own rules in their own countries, and, you know, we're going to respect them."

...just in case you thought they were planning to land somewhere on the Welsh coast, sneak into the country and play a defiant tour of the UK.