Spied enjoying himself at a Ditchley Park weekend think-thingy on Anglo-Sino
relations was John Prescott. Not quite croquet in Dorneywood, though I'm assured
the Oxfordshire pile isn't too good for the workers. Old rogue Prezza, when
deputy premier, was appointed by Tony Blair to keep an eye on Beijing, and the
Chinese revere former leaders. My informant was somewhat surprised to spot the
bike minister, Rosie Winterton (below left), presumably invited because the
Chinese like to cycle.
What can he mean?