This clip from Newsnight last night shows columnist Peter Oborne casually calling an EU spokesman an idiot, causing him to walk out, before he goes on crucify ex FT editor Richard Lambert. He flings his pamphlet “Guilty Men” at Lambert. Lambert takes offence at the connotations of the phrase Guilty Men.
Throughout the nineties I worked in banking and read the FT. I totally lost patience with the FT’s state-loving, corporatist Europhilia. It is great to see Lambert called to account for being so epically wrong (which was the point of Oborne’s historical reference).