It is an abject lesson for PRs and marketers that one free lunch can define the judgement of even George Pitcher (MW last week).
He excuses Richard Desmond’s foul-mouthed abuse of Germans and the Telegraph management team on the grounds that when Pitcher went to lunch at the Express, he found that Desmond “reminded him a bit of the late Tommy Cooper. He worked the table, seemed genuinely interested in people and was even quite self-effacing at times.”
Come to think of it, Neville Chamberlain had some pretty decent things to say about you-know-who after Munich back in 1938. And there’s no evidence that he even got a free lunch.
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