Former head of the UK’s armed forces Gen Mike Jackson had a surprise this morning during his appearance on the Not Andy Marr Show (headed up this week by the Beeb’s economics editor Stephanie Flanders) when he discovered that his mobile phone was not only about his person, but switched on.
Rumours that the caller who so rudely interrupted the interview was Baron Mandelson of Indeterminate Guacamole are of course totally scurrilous, and the idea that anyone from Pa Broon’s gang would be checking to make sure that the General was on message is totally out of order.
Best not say any more. The good Baron knows where I live ...
[Update: Ms Flanders has retained her sense of humour, as her latest blog post shows]