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Caught in a half-Nelson

Poor Charlie Ansdell at PR agency Polhill. After his great great great great grandad suffered the indignity of featuring as Napoleon’s assistant in last week’s Diary Ansdell has been inundated with anti-French emails.

Ansdell insists he is not related to anyone on the French side but his great great great great grandad was Nelson’s assistant rather than Napoleon’s right-hand man. Zut alors! The Diary is sorry for any possible misunderstanding.

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