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09:12 UK time, Friday, 7 March 2008

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"Like me, he is a bruised pilgrim" - Ex-minister and former prisoner Jonathan Aitken offers succour to Conrad Black as the newspaper tycoon is sent to prison.

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When Jonathan Aitken was jailed for 18 months for perjury and perverting the course of justice in 1999 few could have predicted the transformation. The man who went in a proud, wealthy former minister is now a born-again Christian, theology student who has been praised for his work on prison policy. So it is perhaps not surprising he has reassuring words for newspaper tycoon Conrad Black as he begins his own prison sentence. It might be seen as a particularly apposite source of succour, with Black having once famously dressed as a cardinal for a fancy dress party.

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