Blowing It

Have the super-rich ever been scarier?

Christina Estrada © Rex Features

Former Pirelli calendar girl Christina Estrada’s divorce battle shows just how out of touch the rich really are.

What a carry-on from London’s luvvies

Kiera Knightly in film Say When

The celebrities are at odds with half the population.

The new young fogeys

When did today’s young people become so boring?

Drink-fuelled antics in Downing Street

Royal yacht Britannia © Alamy

The royal yacht Britannia mate its fate down the boozer.

A table for eight at $10,000 a night

Still from The Wolf of Wall Street © Rex Features

The reservation list for Rao’s has been closed to all but a lucky few for the past 38 years.

A central-bank spending spree

Mark Carney © Getty Images

The Bank of England has blown €1.7bn of foreign-exchange profits on a “spending spree”.

The peasant-class revolt

Lady reclining in first-class © Getty images

It’s not just the cattle class that is revolting. First-class is getting uppity too.

Big babies who just won’t fly the nest

Kidult with feet up on the table © Getty images

Italian parents have been dealt a blow by the courts in their battles with the “bamboccioni”, the big babies who won’t leave home.

The Butlin’s for toffs and trendies

Nick Jones © Rex Features

Farm fun with cocktails and saunas – and without the mud and smelly livestock.

Press scandal and the Streisand effect

Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson © Alamy

The Streisand effect: when the efforts of the rich and famous to keep their shenanigans out of the public gaze backfire.

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