Monday, March 17, 2008

How connected is Heather with the world?

Much, much to consider following Heather Mills' extraordinary performance on the steps of the court, but perhaps the place where we shall place the tape measure to see the gap between her world and the one the rest of us live in is her reaction to the thirty-odd grand a year she'll be getting in return for providing bed and board for Beatrice:

“Beatrice gets £35,000 a year. She is meant to travel B-class when her father travels A-class."

Aside from the suggestion that a kid is going to suffer with an income that's above the UK average for, you know, a grown up who does a job, it's interesting that Heather is so used to traveling up the front of the plane she doesn't know what 'first class' and 'second class' (or, perhaps, coach or standard) are actually called.


Spence said...

"She is meant to travel B-class when her father travels A-class."

Yeeesss.... but her father *is* Paul McCartney, and I wouldn't honestly expect to see him in standard class.

I really hope everyone involved can just get on with things now - Macca back to making great records and 'Mucca' back to.... whatever she does.

Chris said...


Olive said...

The Guardian has a transcript of her statement from the steps of the court (emphasis mine)

Mishcon [de Reya, the law firm] wanted to charge me an extra £600,000 just to do this trial, which could quite easily go to charity.

I do hope the land mines people, or whoever Mills is pretending to help this week aren't holding their breath.

Laura Brown said...

Well, I'm glad Mills is fighting so hard to keep the intimate information about her marriage and daughter from becoming public.

I'd say more, but I'm too choked up at the thought that there are children in the world who can no longer fly five times a year on holiday.

Laura Brown said...

From the judgment:

In her evidence she told me that as much as 80% or 90% of her earnings went direct to charities. However, the wife had to accept in her cross-examination that there was no documentary evidence, for example letters from the relevant charities, that her fees were sent direct to charities. In her Answers to a Questionnaire of 6 February 2007 the wife, having been asked to set out in a schedule the income earned by her and sent direct to charities for the years 1997 and 2000 inclusive, replied that she did not have the records requested to enable her to complete a schedule. Furthermore, her assertion that she gave away to charity 80% to 90% of her earned income is inconsistent with having £2m-£3m in the bank in 1999. ... Moreover her tax returns disclose no charitable giving at all.

Anonymous said...

Heather Mills, from November 2006, when asked by Mark Phillips of CBS News if she was "playing hardball with the divorce proceedings" to take McCartney to the cleaners...

"If I was a gold digger, I would have a lot of money in my bank account. I'd be worth millions and millions."

Heather Mills, March 2008, giving a post-court statement...

"But all in all we came out with nearly £25 million. I know you want to know the figure. I'm allowed to say this because this is the summary."

Case closed.

Jack said...

Listening to today's Guardian Daily Podcast, she claimed that she had "rekindled his professional flame after Linda McCartney died", but that was dismissed. Presumably his most reccent, by all account pisspoor, album was simply a ploy to defeat this claim.

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