The politics patch at Money Marketing really does churn out some strange types (and not just the last couple of MM editors).
We’ve been keeping a careful eye on the Twitter page of MM reporter Samuel Dale (@Samuelsdale) who is supposed to be spending five months travelling the world, meeting new folk and generally finding himself as part of a work sabbatical.
But instead of taking in the beauty of Sri Lanka and Southern India, he seems to be spending most of his time retweeting or commenting on MM articles or engaging in discussion with Treasury select committee members about some dull report or other.
Perhaps he is trying to impress a little too much given his predecessor Steve Tolley is filling his shoes whilst away.
It may not yet be common knowledge but Tolley spent much of his own recent world adventure tuning in to Parliamentary committee hearings on the internet. Indeed he spent one morning in Laos live tweeting a TSC hearing (with no particular purpose or audience) from a clapped out old PC he had come across.
We politely suggest Dale spends more time enjoying his travels and getting a life and less time discussing the future of the tax-free lump sum with pensions experts who also seem to have too much time on their hands.