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City retribution

City retribution
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When City AM editor Allister Heath was leaving the BBC’s Westminster studios on Friday, the last thing he would have expected was to be 'arrested'. Out popped an overexcited viewer of the Daily Politics who I hear accosted Heath declaring: 'I've got a warrant for your arrest'. The white envelope was quickly discarded. but a frothing anti-city rant ensued.

A BBC snout tells me that Heath returned upstairs and was later smuggled out of the building while a quick-thinking BBC staff member distracted the lunatic. The irony of it all being that Heath had just spent the last hour slamming the banks and generally turning on the City, but this one was beyond reason.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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