Another lobbyist in a foul mood last week was Bell Pottinger's lobbying boss Peter Bingle, after his agency lost its lucrative account with BAE Systems to rival Portland. 'You don't really understand our industry,' he snapped at one PRWeeker, who joked that Portland boss Tim Allan could be 'the new Tim Bell'. But what was the real reason for Bingle's humour failure? Sources tell us that the lobbyist's skiing holiday in the French Alps last week was ruined by a bad back and a lack of snow. Cheer up Peter, there's always Milton Keynes Snowdome!