Making up partners

How heartwarming it was to see Wayne Rooney and David Beckham make up so publicly on the pitch last week after their first-half fall-out during the calamitous (for England fans at least) England v Ireland game. Hugs and kisses all round.

It was equally touching the other day when one of Tulkinghorn’s spies came across former sworn enemies Alan Bloom from Ernst & Young and Cadwalader’s Andrew Wilkinson having lunch together and not tearing out each other’s throats.

“It couldn’t have been cosier,” speculated Tulkinghorn’s mole.