Evil empire has ended

Hailing the new leadership of FIDE, Nigel Short, son of Lichfield secretary, David, said that the evil empire had ended but much remained to be done by the new leadership.

Nigel was commenting in his Twitter column following his election as Vice President.

In an earlier Twitter, Nigel had accused the previous regime of not using internationally accepted accounting standards. “Is it because they have never heard of them of because it suits some other purpose” he asked.

In a third blast on Twitter he referred to FIDE’s financial statement which recorded that there had been no events or transactions  of note since December. “Does having your bank account shut down not rate mention” he asked.

Two weeks after the Congress, the ECF has finally acknowledged that it had omitted to mention Nigel’s VP appointment in its Congress report.