This might not trump a certain Telegraph hack’s lustful tweetings but the left’s bête noire Nadine Dorries is apparently perched on a wall, bottle of wine in hand, boozing it up with her “new besht mate” CWU chief Billy Hayes: Wine with Dorries? Scrapbook would rather be in an arbitration meeting. Hat tip: Chris Paul via (@ChrisPLOL)
So the strikes are going ahead. Urging the government and Royal Mail’s top management, including chief executive Adam Crozier, to engage directly in talks, CWU general secretary Billy Hayes repeatedly referred to Peter Mandelson as “the minister without responsibility”. No birthday cake or party hat for Billy.