Terry Leahy is a businessman of rare quality. I have met few men of such towering ability and - equally significant - intellectual integrity, and readiness to take personal responsibility: no 'search for the scapegoat' when things went awry. They breed 'em at Tesco - Ian MacLaurin was pretty formidable, too.
"David Reid, the company chairman, said: 'Terry has made an unrivalled contribution over a prolonged period. He is undoubtedly one of the leading businessmen of his generation'.” You can say that again.
And he's retiring, aged only 55. Now it must be accepted that the Tories have not necessarily *ahem* benefited from some of its dealings with prominent figures from Tesco: Shirley Porter, this means you.
But this shouldn't stop Cameron acting fast. The Government needs the services of this man ! Act now.