Before beating up Mde. Kirchner, did 'Dim Dave' ask for advice from his old school chum Dominic West, who played tough cop Jimmy McNulty in The Wire, on how to come on all brutal and macho, I wonder? We shall never know until the history books are written. I am in two minds over Dave's 'bit of bovver' with the dim-witted harridan running Argentina - running it into the ground, that is. Yes, it was good to hear someone, anyone, actually stating British rights and interests, a habit that our very own 'Ministry for Foreigners' has never quite mastered. On the other hand, was 'Dave' the man to do it? I imagine him coming over all smirky and smarmy in that irritating OE way of his, and when she thrust that envelope at him I wonder if he suddenly thought, oh God, don't tell me she's declared war, and whether 'SamCam' had packed plenty of fresh underpants for him? I don't know. It all felt very stagey, like a couple of old performers having a 'handbags at dawn' moment. And needless(*) to say, it changed absolutely nothing.
(Originally spelled 'needles' - my bad, see comments!)