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Wednesday 7 May 2008

"Edinburgh isn't what it used to be"

Margaret in a withering folow-up comment on Michael, the Jewish/non-Jewish contestant on this evening's The Apprentice episode, who apparently studied at Edinburgh University.


(Personally I would have fired Michael, too. The only one I would have reprieved from the final 3 tonight was Clare. The two who were fired - totally justified!)

UPDATE:(Friday 9MAY08 06.57 BST) Well I suppose it was too much to expect that Edinburgh (and its University) would brush off this off-the-cuff remark on a television reality show as hardly worth a comment and certainly not a full-blown article such as this in 'Scotland's national newspaper' The Scotsman, which of course originates in Edinburgh; comments in that newspaper are often laughably parochial and over-the-top, but commenters 2 and 7 have probably got quite close to the 'actuality'.

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