As the journalistic paragon of invasive surveillance techniques depicted in Nineteen Eighty Four, Scrapbook cannot help but admire the chutzpah of the News of the World in referencing, erm, George Orwell as a parting shot on its final back page.
The quote is taken from the essay Decline of the English Murder:
“It is Sunday afternoon, preferably before the war. The wife is already asleep in the armchair and the children have been sent out for a nice long walk. You put your feet up on the sofa, settle your spectacles on your nose, and open the News of the World.”
May we suggest that the following would have been appropriate:
“Glenn Mulcaire and Paul McMullan are watching you.”
But perhaps our readers can think of a more fitting Orwell quotation — leave your suggestions in the comments.