m New York human rights lawyers, who this week were awaiting a bumper crop of dictators due to attend the United Nations Millennium Summit. Reports suggest that the team of lawyers are awaiting flawed leaders such as Jiang Zemin of China, Fidel Castro of Cuba and Mohammad Khatami of Iran, to try and find their own General Pinochet to arrest on foreign soil for human rights abuses. Human rights barrister Cherie Booth QC is attending the summit, but to take part in a discussion rather than to scout for work.
m Cole & Son, the Lord Chancellor’s wallpaper maker, which this week was saved from closure by furnishing group Walker Greenbank. The 240-year-old manufacturer supplied the £350 per roll paper for the infamous £650,000 redecoration of the Lord Chancellor’s state apartments.