From Simon Pipe, editor of this website: My thanks to all those who have clicked on this site today, giving me my highest hit rate to date… possibly to view a statement about a certain controversy in which I say nothing at all. I’ve had a very encouraging chat with a lawyer here in the UK and now have to wait for him to review the facts. It may be a few days before I can say what clearly needs to be said about a very regrettable quotation. I would like to express my gratitude to the people who’ve taken the trouble to express their understanding.
Tomato and herbs smoulder in the pan as I arrive