Nicholas soames

Nicholas Soames prepares for the Glorious Twelfth

It’s the Glorious Twelfth tomorrow and participants are looking forward to an excellent day of shooting. The Countryside Alliance are expecting a bumper supply of grouse, thanks to excellent weather, with the birds doing their best to avoid the guns of the finest shooters in England. One of those who’ll presumably be joining the fray is Sir Nicholas Soames, of whom surprisingly little has been heard since he stepped down from parliament in 2019. His once overactive Twitter account is now largely confined to retweets and there’s sadly far less of his familiar face in the media than there once was. Now tipped for a peerage in Boris Johnson’s resignation