Alex Massie

McCartney DivorceSettlement

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Danny Finkelstein:

Please accept that what I am about to write I do as someone who is a. A big fan of Paul McCartney and b. Entirely ignorant of divorce law.

But I just have to ask - why does Heather Mills get £24 million for being married to McCartney for four years?

I write as someone who a) Can't stand Paul McCartney or either of his wives and b) Is also entirely ignorant of divorce law. But...

Isn't £24m pretty fair compensation for having endured Sir Paul McCartney for four years. It works out at £16, 427 a day which, as a per diem, seems quite reasonable...

(Of course if you take the view that she is but a gold-digger, then McCartney can reflect that £24m to tell her where to hop-off is money well spent.)

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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