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Nicholas Soames takes Robert Peston to task over his dress sense

Nicholas Soames takes Robert Peston to task over his dress sense
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Since Robert Peston departed the BBC to join ITV as their new political editor, he has taken a relaxed approach when it comes to workwear. Earlier this month he raised eyebrows when he wore a cap and a faux fur coat for a news broadcast.

Now the Tory MP Nicholas Soames has called him out over his casual fashion sense. The incident occurred after Peston attempted to compliment Soames on a disparaging tweet the Tory grandee had written about John Redwood, the Conservative MP:

https://twitter.com/Peston/status/699254208785162241

Alas Soames -- who is Winston Churchill's grandson -- wasn't having any of it, and soon replied telling Peston to 'get a haircut, put on a tie and generally smarten up':

https://twitter.com/nsoamesmp/status/699256153700757504

Peston has since told Soames to 'eff off'.

https://twitter.com/Peston/status/699258302140706817

Don't expect to see Soames appearing on Peston's new ITV show anytime soon.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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