Alfons Mensdorff-Poully is an Austrian count. He's very wealthy and owns Dalnaglar Castle and property in Sloane Square and Luising in East Austria. He was investigated over allegations that he was an agent for illegal payments made in return for contracts to deliver fighter jets produced by BAE Systems - and incarcerated in one of Her Majesty's jails for 7 days. The eventual outcome was that a deal was done and BAE Systems paid £287 million to the authorities.
Nothing particularly blogworthy about this, except that Mr (or is it Herr) Mensdorf-Poilly is claiming that his human rights have been abused by the Prison Service - because the prison issue underpants he was given for those seven days were too small. Why didn't he just abandon himself to the joy, freedom and adventure of dispensing with his underpants altogether. Many years ago, on the mountain farms of Britain, profitability was so poor that they were regarded as luxuries. Commandos and Scotsmen are said to dress similarly - through choice.
He also claimed he had not been given a comb, despite the photograph of him in today's Telegraph suggesting that he was as bald as a coot. And the razor he was given had remnants of another man's stubble in it. Oh how terribly, awfully disgusting! Quite rightly he demanded a Hepatitis B injection. Pity I wasn't asked to administer it. Had decades of experience injecting sheep - and with a six inch needle. Definitely an injection for the buttocks. He'd wish his underpants were even tighter by the time I'd have finished with him.