The cold weather must be affecting telephone lines at the Independent.
As many as ten of my messages left for City journalist and Maitland
consultant-to-be Philip Robinson went unheeded. And, when I finally got
through to deputy City and business editor Phil, I assume there must
have been a fault on the line because our chat about his new job ended
before it had really started. Let’s hope his communication lines to
other journalists run more smoothly when his PR career kicks off.