Pandora: Kilroy's Health Man Leaves after Making a Veritable Meal of It
Adams, Guy, The Independent (London, England)
Less than a week before polling day, Robert Kilroy-Silk's Veritas Party has been dragged into an internal row so bizarre that even his old 'firm', the perma-feuding UK Independence Party, couldn't make it up.
Kilroy, right, has been forced to sack his health spokesman Tony Green " the Veritas candidate for Northampton South " from his 'cabinet', for claiming he would make people carry compulsory food diaries in order to qualify for NHS treatment.
The policy, outlined in the party's health manifesto, led to widespread ridicule. 'The first thing that needs to be examined with every patient is their diet,' it read. 'Patients will need to bring a food diary with them so this can be evaluated to see where they are contributing to their problems.
'Illness does not just happen: there is always a cause and that cause needs to be identified and dealt with. Nutrition plays a part in both prevention and recovery. Lack of nutrition plays a major role in the cause of illness.'
Upon being questioned about the policy, Kilroy " who claims to be confident of winning a seat at Westminster " is understood to have bawled out Green, and replaced him with one Grant Allen, candidate for Stoke-on-Trent.
Kilroy wasn't available for comment yesterday, but Green released a statement saying: 'Whatever the situation is between me and Robert Kilroy-Silk, that is between me and him. I am not prepared to comment further.'
Naomi's one-stop shop at Tesco
As well as never working with children and animals, there are plenty of sensitive souls who swear by giving Naomi Campbell a wide berth.
Just ask the good people of Tesco, who hired the tempestuous supermodel, left, to appear in their latest TV advert, which aired this week.
Sources at the supermarket's ad agency, Lowe, tell me Campbell won't be working for them again after treating staff on their shoot to one of her trademark 'moments'.
'Naomi arrived half an hour late, which by her standards isn't that bad,' I'm told. 'But when it came to getting ready, she point- blank refused to change with other actors.
'We ended up turfing a load of make-up artists out of their studio to make room.'
A spokesman for Tesco admits they won't be making any more ads with Campbell, but denies this reflects a falling-out. 'It was always going to be a one- off,' I'm told. 'As far as we are concerned, she arrived on time. …