Up and down

Mole had to stifle his laughter last week after receiving a frantic call from Lending Strategy editor John Murray.

After a slap-up lunch in London’s Oxo Tower courtesy of Kent Reliance’s Mike Lazenby, the editor extraordinaire found himself stuck in a lift for more than half an hour. Lazenby had already left the building so Murray was trapped alone until the lift started working again.

“I wasn’t worried, just bored,” Murray told Mole. “I passed the time by listing every government cock-up since Prime Minister Gordon Brown came to power. I wasn’t even quarter of the way through when I was rescued.”