I don't think it is the done thing to talk about attending Private Eye lunches. But I promised Peter Oborne to pay homage to the Freedom of Information Campaigner, Heather Brooke, who I met for the first time. Without her campaigning tenacity the MPs expenses scandal would have never come to light. When Oborne arrived at the lunch he immediately threw himself at Heather's feet and kissed them. Atta boy. I had a long chat with Heather towards the end of the lunch. I'd like to be transparent and tell you what we discussed. But I'd never get invited again. :)
It was good to see Adam Macqueen again. He worked for me briefly (don't they all?!) at Politico's many moons ago and is now one of the Eye's main journalists. He is also writing a history of the magazine to mark its 50th anniversary, and blogs HERE. An all round good guy.