As air-miles Andy (Prinny to his intimate friends) makes yet another bad judgement call, his father admits the boy is just one great big mistake.
Our weeki leeks palace mole heard his ancient pater comment that he wished he'd jumped off at Newbiggin instead of going all the way to Ashington those long years ago.
"Better a soggy stained bedsheet than a walking lifetime embarrassment," he quipped after his fourth large scotch.
He can certainly talk.
We also have it on good authority that Dr Herrman H Clitterman sex therapist to the stars and inventor of the rebore and sleeve treatment for Slack Alice syndrome, commented. "What will that Prinny man do for a free lunch and his end away." He has kindly offered Prinny a free therapy session at his back Harley Street clinic.
There is even talk of Prinny having his invitation to the wedding of his elder brothers millionare playboy son withdrawn unnless he mends his errant ways and gets proper job.