DIARY: Ingham cuts through the mad cow hysteria

Esteemed columnist Bernard Ingham has little truck with scaremongers who seek to discredit British beef (see page 3). In fact he’s furious about it.

Esteemed columnist Bernard Ingham has little truck with scaremongers who

seek to discredit British beef (see page 3). In fact he’s furious about

it.



Not everyone has given into the hysteria, however. He tells me that the

Government’s PR minders are at least putting their mouths where their

money is.



Following a rousing talk he gave to Government Information Service staff

this week, Sir Bernard retired to Joe Allen’s restaurant in Covent

Garden for a slap up meal. He was accompanied by no fewer than four

Government heads of information - from the DTI, the Home Office, and the

Heritage and Environment departments.



No prizes for guessing what they ordered. ‘We all had steak,’ says

Ingham defiantly. ‘Every last one of us.’ So no signs of madness

afterwards? ‘We’re only mad with anger about it all,’ he growls.



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