Neither yay or nay for Waitrose boss when talking UK politics

THE MANAGING director of supermarket chain Waitrose Mark Price (pictured) revealed his political apathy to Hay festival-goers this week.

The supermarket boss told literary fans at the festival that he had never voted in a general election, admitting: “It is bizarre, I know.”

The Waitrose boss also diplomatically defended the appointment of Pippa Middleton as a food columnist in the company’s Waitrose Kitchen magazine: “I think she has a very individual view of food and entertaining.”

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