Things have got completely disproportionate. Apparently the jar of marmalade on the left, the product of Prince Charles' admirable enterprise, is considered a threat. It was confiscated from me on my way to France on Friday - a gift for my expatriot English host who enjoys marmalade and when a guest in Chicago was insistent on having it for breakfast. So I thought that I would bring him some. But it got no further than security at Heathrow.
Oh well - its only £1.95. But the extremely courteous lady at security could not accept it as a gift because she doesn't like marmalade, and moreover it is not allowed! Well "give it to a food bank" says I. But no, it has to be destroyed! They are nuts........she was embarassed and we parted on jovial terms, mutual understanding and respect intact!
I am off to Birmingham tomorrow for Khovanskygate. Good timing!