Darling, can you help?

July 13, 2007

The UK's newest university, Queen Margaret in Edinburgh, last week installed Sir Tom Farmer CBE, the entrepreneur and philanthropist, as its founding chancellor. In town that day, he was accosted by two elderly ladies, one of whom had seen him on the news. "He's just been made chancellor," she told her companion, who grabbed Sir Tom and demanded: "Listen, son, could you do something about my pension?"

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