Libby Purves is very good today in The Times. I’d quote from it but I’d be told off by their legal counsel again. I wish it were possible to buy all of you a £1 guest pass.

It’s nice to be reminded of some of Rudy’s best press-conference moments. I wish there were more of those, and remember Donald Rumsfeld’s? And when he was briefly the sexiest man in America? And she makes a good point about men and firemen and husbands and fathers. And anyway. £.

* My firstborn wasn’t called Libby but there have been more than a few moments in the past decade when I’ve claimed that she would be.