Your mole invites readers to observe a minute’s silence for the poor scribbler over at The Telegraph who has suffered an embarrassing instance of premature publication.
Yes, as His Majesty the Prince of Political Incorrectness Philip retires from royal duties today, the Telegraph website has clicked publish on a holding page for the news story about his death.
Here it is:
— Ned Donovan (@Ned_Donovan) August 2, 2017
And you can still search for it on Google:
The web address is a rather classy: telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/02/hold-hold-hold-prince-philip-duke-edinburgh-dies-aged-xx.
But now I think about it, perhaps my unfortunate fellow desk mole will be praised rather than rebuked over at Telegraph Towers – after all, in our first silly season since 2013, it can’t be bad for traffic…