A couple of years ago, Owen Paterson was sacked from his job at Defra and I wrote a piece about it.  It was published under the rather wince-inducing headline, “We shed no tears over Paterson’s departure”.  Obviously the best time to kick a man is when he is down, except that this wasn’t what I had said and it wasn’t what I meant.  Inevitably, the headline gave rise to letters of disapproval from the Owen Paterson fan club and a […]