Scandals of the week:
#1 Alain de Botton confesses to feeding his dinner party guests with what sounds like Smash*. I wonder whether in his ongoing quest to take on the persona of Theodore Zeldin, he's thinking of inviting random members of the poor to attend? (Zeldin would approach a member of Oxford's unemployed to invite them to Sunday lunch with him and his friends - God knows what they made of it. I wonder how much of Zeldin's research for an Intimate History of Humanity was perpetrated on these unwitting lunch guests?). Anyway, Smash. If I were one of those impoverished surprise guests I'd complain - even the poor can afford potatoes.
#2 Ringo Starr attends Chelsea Flower Show and the caption to the photo that appears in The Telegraph describes him as 'the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine'. I know he wasn't a great drummer, but he really was a full member of that band, you know, those ones, The Thingies. (H/t Hooting Yard).
#3 Christopher Hitchens is exposed as being not just crapulous in the mornings but also a bit portly.
#4 David Laws... Nothing to see here people, move on, move on.
* I heard of this incident because someone told me about it. They, in turn, had read it in a newspaper, one that is not available online.