US President Bill Clinton and IPC chairman David Arculus have much more than power in common.
It seems they share the same taste in women. Both dated Tamara Eccles-Williams, a student at Oxford University in the late Sixties.
Arculus informed the Diary of the affair at an IPC press dinner he hosted last week, just as a selection of Cuba’s finest were offered to the assembled hacks.
Arculus went out with Eccles-Williams a year before she started seeing Clinton. The Diary imagines he taught her how to enjoy a good cigar – knowledge the future Pres-ident evidently found invaluable.
The Diary seems to recall that Arculus indulged in an after-dinner cigar, but felt it wise to decline the shared pleasure.