Sophie Raworth sitting in on the Andrew Marr show today (thank God) gave Mandy a hard time; whereas he would have got a softer ride from his fellow traveller. In particular she asked his Lordship about whether his receiving hospitality from a Russian billionaire (I see in the Sunday Times he also accepted it from hedge funding Rothschild too) showed a lack of judgement. The Lord responded by likening her to the Tory press before finally saying that it was important for him to meet people like that in his capacity as European trade commissioner.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
About the only thing that the excellent Sophie missed was to point out it wasn't necessary to take your partner for a free holiday on a billionaire's yacht in order to have a meeting.