Monday, 15 February 2010

Shooting the messenger

Dominic Prince writes in his piece, headlined Mutual Satisfaction, in last week's Spectator: "For some years I have insured a small West Country pheasant shoot with the National Farmers Union (NFU), but I had no idea they insured anything apart from shoots, farms and herds of cows. Every year I pay the premium by cheque and the service is excellent. The shoot once had a claim that might have appeared dubious: someone had shot down an overhead cable and BT sent a bill for £700 - promptly settled by the NFU."
I hear that the shooter - wild eyed or alarmingly certain depending on yourpoint of view - was none other than former Evening Standard editor Veronica Wadley...

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