News reaches No. 22 that rising star of the right Milo Yiannopoulos, of Catholic Herald and tech-world fame, is to be nominated for Stonewall's 'Homophobe of the Year'. The news has come as a surprise to the flamboyant Yiannopoulos, who, despite arguing forcefully against gay marriage on Channel 4's risible 10 O'Clock Live, has never made a secret of his own sexuality.
Then again, headlines such as 'The lingering stench of gay marriage', published after an appearance on Newsnight earlier in the year, may have contributed to the nomination. But the waspish columnist, recently dubbed the 'pit bull of tech media' by the Observer, need not worry about winning: Mr Steerpike understands that he's up against Ken Livingstone.