The former National Security aide, Oliver North, the man at the heart of the 1986 Iran-contra affair, was yesterday found guilty on three counts - including deceiving Congress and receiving an illegal gratuity - in a verdict which seems certain to rebound with a vengeance on President Bush and his predecessor, Mr Reagan. The three counts were: shredding government documents; accepting a bribe in the shape of a security fence; and seeking to keep the truth from Congress.
Two of the City's top earners are having their pay slashed as the backlash against fat-cat bonuses gains traction. The Mail understands Bob Dudley, chief executive of BP, is set to have his pay cut by up to 40 per cent to £8million.
You never know who you will meet in the cafes around Kensington. At one a few months ago, I heard Ivrit being spoken loudly from a nearby table. On leaving, I found myself in conversation with the now infamous Shai Masot, who wondered about opportunities for a further meeting with me and Daily Mail colleagues.