The Maldives are Ab Fab
Nick Cohen comments on the shameful indifference shown by Fleets Street's travel editors to the political situation in the Maldives. He points out that the one notable exception is the Observer's own travel supremo. Perhaps someone should have a word with the fashion desk, where questions about President Gayoom’s dictatorship are far too trivial to worry about:
"My assistant Helen fell in love with a pair of Paul & Joe wedges last summer while on a trip to the Maldives. Every night, much to our amusement, she'd totter along the beach to dinner in her wooden blocks. But she didn't care, she was besotted by her shoes."