In 1990, Miller joined Texaco as marketing manager – just three years before the oil major, subsequently acquired by Chevron, was hit with a lawsuit for “negligent” and “reckless” drilling in the Amazon region of Ecuador.
In 2011, Chevron was finally presented with the bill for that environmental contamination: a mammoth $18.2bn (£10.9bn). It makes Miller’s Cabinet career-ending £45,000 expenses claim look like small change.
Err, yes, but might be worth updating the anecdote to include the fact that Chevron has just won the case proving that the environmentalist lawyers had lied, cheated and bribed their way to that victory, no?
After all, doing so would add to the possible jokes one could tell about the behaviour of Ms. Millar.