DIARY: Girls Aloud could turn the Solus Club into a new ladies institution

Those revolutionary young Turks Mike Moran and Douglas McArthur have got the old men at the Solus Club spluttering into their Brown Windsor soup with their proposals to change the club's constitution.

Quite why the sisterhood would choose to spend their evenings watching the old goats trying to stay awake we'll never know, but regardless, their campaign is building momentum.

And if in the unlikely event that the two get their way, one of the first things to change will have to be the club's name. After all, Solus is not in the slightest bit inclusive or welcoming is it?

The Diary is delighted to say that suggestions for a new name have literally been trickling in.

"The Manichean Club might be appropriate. Manicheans have a belief in the inherent duality of the universe - both good and evil are the equal and opposite components of an essentially dualistic universe ...," one agency chairman says loftily.

Other suggestions include the Soulless Club, R Solus Club (ho, ho) and - in a nod to everyone's favourite ladies institution - Cackle. But our particular favourite is Girls Aloud - who, in the spirit of brand extensions, could do a turn at the Dorchester to surprise the old coves.

And to think that Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were arrested and shot for suggesting less.


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