Stockton Syndrome and the Savoy

4 04 2011

Category: Media, Anti-semitism

Sir Alistair Horne CBE made a mistake recently; he went to a restaurant he knew 70 years ago, hoping it would be as it was.

Horne was reviewing the restaurant for The Spectator. Unfortunately they published it – click here to read it.

Newly re-opened, the glitzy refurbished Savoy Grill is owned by a Saudi Arabian and operated by Gordon Ramsay –  see here. It’s a little like going to Versailles and discovering the café there has changed since Marie Antoinette ran the place.

Horne chose to channel his disappointment into some casual anti-semitism. Here is an excerpt from his review, the block letters are added: Read the rest of this entry »

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