Given the latest lobbying sting, perhaps time to reprise this August 2014 exchange between Hugo (son of Malcolm) Rifkind and Toby Young, in which the pair argue over whether Hugo will get an honorific as a consequence of his father’s resignation and ennoblement:

Toby Young Hugo Rifkind exchange

Talking of bets, Ladbrokes and William Hill have now joined in, opening books at 6/4 and 7/4 respectively that Rifkind Snr will not be a candidate for Kensington come May.

Hugo may be getting his dinner at Clarke’s — but not for the reason he supposed.

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