Tony Leon Columnist

Misery loves company, as the old saying goes. So however depressed the local weather, the stuttering economy or the winning loss of the Proteas’ exit makes you feel, spare a thought for Sir Kim Darroch. 

He enjoys the dream diplomatic posting as British ambassador to the US. But right now, despite residing in one of the finest residences in America — its Edwin Lutyens-conceived building boasts a great ballroom and Palladian frontage that is the envy of his peers — he must be the loneliest person on the planet.

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