There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.
Give a civil servant a good case and he'll wreck it with clichés, bad punctuation, double negatives, and convoluted apology.
There's nothing so improves the mood of the Party as the imminent execution of a senior colleague.
In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers.
The only solution is to kill 600 people in one night. Let the UN and Bill Clinton and everyone else make a scene - and it is over for 20 years.
The more you know about a species, the more you understand about how better to help protect them.
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