He was disqualified for electoral malpractice when he tried to become President of the Junior Common Room. However, he was instead eased into the Editorship of the Palatinate, Durham's student newspaper, while he was reading for a higher degree.
At least once during his tenure, the office was raided by the Police, although I do not know the details. He also conspired with Oliver Kamm and Damian Thompson to take away my Telegraph Blog (a lucky escape on my part) on the grounds that I was not really a College Tutor, a fact which he claimed to know because, as was in itself perfectly true, I had been his College Tutor when he was an undergraduate up to a few months earlier.
More than once, I have settled down to moderate comments on or about 27th December and found several of his screeds, containing details clearly intended to identify him to me, that he had sought to post on Christmas Day. Yes, you read aright. Christmas Day. In several different years. What a very full and active life he must lead.