A fine man. Editor of the British satirical magazine Private Eye, which is the definitive source on all forms of sleeze, depravity, corruption and general wrong-doing in Britain today.

One of the permanent team on the superb TV show Have I Got News For You.

Basically, if there's dirt to be known - he knows it, and frequently publishes it - he consequently knows the British libel laws intimately and has some of the busiest defence lawyers in London.

Not a big friend of Mohammed Al-Fayed, owner of Harrods.

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