I have just been in New Scotland Yard and I couldn’t help but notice that behind the reception desk is a pile of at least fifty newly-delivered copies of the Racing Post.
I am sure there is a really good reason for this.
However, my immediate reaction was to reject the idea that there are so many inveterate gamblers at Metropolitan Police headquarters and instead to speculate that Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin has embarked on an innovative way of bridging the financial deficit created for the Met by last month’s disturbances.
I am confident that no public money is involved …..
But who paid for the copies of the Racing Post?