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Career steer

Another outbreak of political amity surrounded Wendy Alexander's shake-up of the careers service. Bad news for the hacks.

Alexander disclosed that she had nurtured a youthful ambition, during her days at Renfrew High, to join the Diplomatic Service.With commendable insight, a careers officer gently advised her that she should rethink her plans.

Anybody who has witnessed the forceful Alexander in full verbal flight will recognise that this was a spectacularly good piece of guidance.

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