Only two journalists have ever won a ‘Winston’ award. One was Quentin Letts, a talented columnist, and author of a number of celebrated books. The other was Peter Lloyd, a journalist with Mail Online. His recently-published book Stand By Your Manhood received very favourable reviews.
Peter deserves a second award for his blinding contribution to a piece on Radio 4 yesterday, about spousal maintenance. A judge had very reasonably ordered an ex-wife to get a job rather than rely on her ex-husband’s income for life.
Peter made the (female) divorce lawyer sound like a blithering idiot. Her use of the word ‘equality’ will make you laugh out loud, or kick the cat. But one of Peter’s sentences above all stood out for us:
A man needs marriage like a fish needs a bicycle.