Has Thatcher Aide Derek Laud Been Unfriended?

‘I only ask because his Wikipedia page has been edited. On the 26th October I posted a tweet of his … and I copied and pasted directly from his Wikipedia page. It used to read in the opening paragraph:

Laud is a long standing family friend of Samantha Cameron’s family and a personal friend of David Cameron and attended their wedding at Ginge, in Oxfordshire. He has a wide circle of friends in the celebrity, political and business communities.

But not anymore.

It used to read under ‘Personal life’:

Laud has a wide circle of friends in the Conservative Party. The list of Tory friends with whom he is known to go on holiday and socialise with is illustrious, and includes Lord McAlpine, Peter Lilley and Michael Portillo.

But alas, no longer.’

Read more …