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Friday, 9 January 2004

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PM Tony Blair- Lord Saruman?

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has stunned book lovers and movie goers alike, by suggesting that the fictional settings of JRR Tolkein's "Lord of the Rings", and JK Rowlings' "Harry Potter" are in fact actual institutions.

He claimed that JK's creation of a fictional magic school called Hogwarts is actually Harrods department store. The PM was quoted as saying "Mr. Al Fayed is in fact the 'fictional' character Dumbledore - and have you seen inside the store? It's full of moving staircases, as is Hogwarts."

When asked what further evidence he had to back up his theory, he replied "Well I had a document full of details, but it was apparently too 'sexed up' to release to the media (again)"

However, he compared the mythical world of Middle-Earth to...wait for it....The British Isles. "Well, all the films actors are British- well some of them," and he compared the dark land of Mordor to Sheffield- at the time of the steel works. He also compared the rulers of both realms (Lord Sauron and ?) and described the likeness as "uncanny"

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