A message to Lord Digby Jones: a posh accent clearly doesn’t stop you saying stupid things

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Sunday 01 August 2021 22:59
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<p>Lord Digby Jones</p>

Lord Digby Jones

Oh dear! Lord Digby Jones just ruined my Olympics. Every time I now see Alex Scott, with her smiling face and friendly manner, I get a vision of a scowling, jowly baronet in my head. Shame on that man. And I speak as a proud Essex girl who can, when excited, pronounce “Priti Patel” with two glottal stops. Jones needs to understand that we’re not here to please his ears, and that speaking in a posh accent doesn’t stop you saying stupid things.

Sarah Wood OBE

Scotland

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