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Something fishy came between Chris Patten and Alistair McAlpine

CHRIS Patten, BBC Trust Chairman, has met paedophile witch-hunt victim Alistair McAlpine before. Both were leading Tories. Both have been ennobled. The Mail has a terrific anecdote from McAlpine’s 1997 memoirs Once A Jolly Bagman. He has invited Patten to lunch at The Dorchester hotel shortly after becoming treasurer. He writes:

“I can remember him tucking into a plate of oysters, his blond forelock falling forward, hiding both his face and the oyster that he was eating…You can always tell the character of a man when he eats oysters, and I marked Patten down as greedy.”

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Posted: 12th, November 2012 | In: Politicians | Comment