'No' said Mirror columnist Tony Parsons. The 'yes' argument was outlined by Dave Gorman. But Gorman was a little surprised to see his remarks in the paper:
Gorman elaborated on his blog:
I was surprised because I hadn't written anything for the Mirror....If the words are familiar to you, that'll be because you read my last blog.
As did someone at The Mirror. Who then cut and pasted it into the paper. Odd.
Apparently someone on the Radio 2 breakfast show was talking about how I'd written a piece for The Mirror on the whole Clarkson thing too. I don't imagine many of those who read it thought that it wasn't written specifically for the paper.
Which is a bit cheeky of them to say the least.
(Hat-tip to Laura)