FRASER NELSON writes “The Bastiat dinner was a great even” but “the calibre of the six finalists. Swaminathan Aiyar, from the Times of India, got the silver and Daniel Weintraub, from the Sacramento Bee, the gold. A great dinner, which went on to the small hours. I was fielding questions from Americans unable to comprehend why the Shadow Chancellor was so stupid as to climb abroad the yacht of a Russian oligarch – didn’t he know how bad that would look? Didn’t he think? I didn’t know what to say”.