Londoner’s Diary on May’s Beard

‘The Spectator has devoted a whole page to the subject of Nick Timothy’s beard — Theresa May’s joint chief-of-staff is known for facial hair that would make a Viking envious. The article’s author, Emily Hill, cites research that suggests “like the cheek flange of an orangutan and the upper-lip wart of the golden snub-nosed monkey”, a lush beard “is designed to attract a mate and petrify sexual competitors”. She also notes Alexander the Great insisted soldiers shave before battle. What will go first, the beard or Article 50?’

Londoner’s Diary

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