Coup de Jour
Apparently ‘Sir’ Mark Thatcher, the dimwitted son of baroness Thatcher (aka Mrs Hacksaw) has been arrested in South Africa on suspicion of financing an attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea, wherever that is. Much though I would like to believe that the old sleazeball is guilty of this batty crime, somehow it seems implausible. But the reverberations of his arrest have reached the ancient university city of Cambridge. I’m told that in the lovely-but-tiny Indigo cafe in St Edward’s Passage yesterday, the tin for staff gratuities was labelled “All tips go to fund coup in Equatorial Guinea”.