Andrew Neil

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by WhiteRabbit, Nov 11, 2009.

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  1. Just been watching BBC's 'The Politics Show' (yes, my life is this dull) and noticed that the presenter, Andrew Neil, is wearing what looks like a guards' tie. Does anyone know if he was in the Household Div?

    N.B. This is NOT a Walt Finder General post - it's only a bloody tie! Just curious is all.
  2. No he never was.

    Oh look Mr Google has found this :wink:

    Born in Scotland in 1949, Andrew attended Paisley Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, studying economics at the same university where Adam Smith wrote his famous "Wealth of Nations" in the 18th Century.

    Graduating in 1971 with an MA (Hons) in Political Economy and Political Science, his first job was as political adviser to the environment secretary in Edward Heath's Conservative Government.

    He specialised in housing policy, regularly briefing ministers and Members of Parliament.

    During his career he has been UK editor of the Economist, editor of the Sunday Times, executive chairman of Sky Television, executive editor of Fox Television News of America and a leading anchorman on British political television.

    Since 1996 he has been publisher (chief executive and editor-in-chief) of Press Holdings, owners of The Business in London and The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Evening News in Edinburgh.

    Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). He has honorary degrees from Napier University (Edinburgh) and the University of Paisley.

    In the autumn of 1999 he was elected Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews, one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the world.
  3. Yes I saw that on Wiki too, but knowing that the site is sometimes given to errors and omissions I thought I'd ask here in case anyone knew something that Wiki doesn't. I'm guessing not though.
  4. Mine was from BBC :)
  5. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    His old man was Army, don't know if he was Guards though.
  6. Guards Armoured iirc?
  7. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    Highly likely he wore it in honour of him then.
  8. Ah, that'll be it then. Many thanks all.
  9. A tie walt?
  10. Probably just grabbed it off the rack, thinking, "That one matches..." :roll:
  11. Isn't the I Zingari cricket club tie like the Guards tie?
  12. No, I was wrong!

    "Its club colours are black, red and gold, symbolizing the motto "out of darkness, through fire, into light". The colours are curiously similar to the egg-and-bacon colours adopted by the MCC in 1860, except on the tie the stripes go in the opposite direction."