Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Public Good, Private Bad, Or T'Other Way Round?
Gail Rebuck, aka Lady Philip Gould is a publisher of some repute, being the head of Random House. A devout New Labourite, she's the ultimate champagne socialist, as she proved recently when she was unfortunate enough to break her leg. I'm told that her chauffeur called an ambulance - as chauffeurs are wont to do - but the ambulance took thirty minutes to turn up. Even worse was to come. Lady Gould was despatched to the local A&E where she lay in agony for some time. Eventually after much to do of the 'don't you know who I am variety' she was treated and her leg put in plaster, whereupon she was chauffeured instantly to a private hospital. I wonder whether she would care to take part in one her husband's NHS focus groups.