Monday, 21 January 2013

Michael Winner RIP

The death has been announced of Michael Winner, film director and restaurant critic.

Michael Winner used to write a column for the News of the World and would ring me up at the Electoral Reform Society for advice whenever he was writing a piece on anything to do with voting.

I'm not entirely sure he ever really had much interest in elections and voting. On many occasions he would hint that he was only writing on the subject because that is what his editor suggest was current. But the column, when it appeared on the Sunday, was always clear as a bell. And, above all, he was always unfailingly cheerful and polite.

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