Poor Isabella…

(Quentin Letts) – WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Isabella Fiore Brown, secretary to Bob Spink MP.

Owing to a foul-up at directory enquiries, Mr Spink’s office number was given to hundreds of people seeking the main number for Parliament.

Poor Isabella. Every time she prepared to type a letter, rrrrrring. Every time she sat down to have a cuppa, or open the mail, or tried to step outside to go to the loo, rrrrrring. From morning to night, the blower blew incessantly. Officials said there was nothing they could do.


I am told that Isabella has remained polite throughout. She simply says life has been ‘a little frustrating’.

She deserves a large gin and Dubonnet.