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Things get worse for Lord McAlpine

22 November 2012

10:51 AM

22 November 2012

10:51 AM

As I report in today’s Spectator, Lord McAlpine’s libel tour continues.

The wrongly accused peer is in London to collect damages from shamed broadcasters, contrite journalists and numbskull Twitter addicts. His return coincides with the sad news that St Stephen’s Club in Queen Anne’s Gate is about to close its doors. McAlpine uses the cavernous basement to cellar his London wine collection, and he’s in urgent need of new lodgings for his clarets, ports and champagnes.

He tells me that anyone who can offer secure storage space near Westminster should contact him at the House of Lords. No, not you, Sally.

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