Flack: Smattering of senior politicos

A smattering of senior politicos showed up at the Fleishman-Hillard drinks reception at the Mall Galleries.

But which of them was overheard directing some serious swearing at a certain Edelman lobbyist who had attended the recent Tory conference? As Flack enjoyed a pleasant chat with said lobbyist, the sweary guest moved in and hissed: 'If you attend someone else's conference then you shouldn't behave like a c***!' Malcolm Tucker would be proud ...

At the Cannes Lions event at Hill & Knowlton's HQ, Lord Bell told how he nearly sparked an international incident while on last year's judging panel. He was commenting on a Swedish campaign, the site of which had received eight million hits, saying: 'It just goes to show how boring it is to live in Sweden.' The Lord then received an irate call from the Swedish ambassador ...

The Scotland leg of the CIPR PRide Awards saw a Take That tribute band rock the crowd, leading to a cringe-inducing moment when 3x1 Public Relations account executive Sarah Ormerod was serenaded to A Million Love Songs ...

Worst press release of the week goes to Nylon Communications, which is promoting Ministry of Waxing by telling consumers to 'spruce up their bush this Christmas'. Yep, it is suggesting you have your pubic hair shaped into a Christmas tree. It also has Brazilian crystal accessories for 'down there'. What a load of baubles.

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