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Happy 100th

To journalistic legend Chapman Pincher, who I was thrilled to meet the other day as he prepared for his landmark birthday. What was his top tip for wannabe journalists? "Don’t drink with your sources" he said. The reason he got so many exclusives was because he was more than happy to take his victims and contacts for slap-up meals in top restaurants, and let them get drunk whilst he remained stone cold sober. Nothing better, he said, than to stroll back to Fleet Street knowing you’d got a great scoop. Mr Pincher is writing his latest book and has several more in the pipeline. Still a workaholic, he says, at 100!


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