Dangerously Lunched

One of my early morning peccadilloes is to wake up slowly with Radio 4’s Today programme and a pair of headphones. This morning they were discussing the comings and goings in Whitehall, as usual, along with various lunch dates the Chancellor had had with the head of the Bank of England. My bleary ears picked up when the reporter, Nick Robinson, said a Whitehall source had told him: “He needs to learn that lunch can be a very dangerous occupation”. 

Is this a comment on the quality of the seafood served in London restaurants? Or the risk of being flattened by a renegade desert trolley? And what is the career where lunch is an ‘occupation’ – my CV is ready.

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