Paul Waugh has an amusing tale about the members of the Hurlingham Club up in arms about Cherie Blair addressing a dinner there. I was more interested in the fact that she only charges £1,500 to make a speech. I've been known to get more than that, for goodness sake! I've also been known to get less, I have to admit.
Did I mention Specialist Speakers, should you wish to book? Me, that is, not Cherie... :)