Nigel Dempster

The thought that there may be a real-life Nigel Dempster out there somewhere seems preposterous. Scary even. It's because he's been doing what he does for so long: 35 years. His name has entered the language as a synonym for gossip and because he has become the mould into which every aspiring social diarist is poured, he now looks like a parody of himself: steeped in the social angst, chippiness and sulphur of others. Indeed, when Norman Lamont, the former Chancellor, was introduced to Dempster at Read more [...]