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The demise of the Presidents Club is a clear sign that it’s no longer socially acceptable to behave like a swine to women

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
28th January, 2018
The Dorchester hotel: at its recent Presidents Club charity event, bidders bought plastic surgery packages to ‘add spice to your wife’

Men behaving badly? That’s nothing new; there’s a whole sitcom named after the concept. But times are changing, and even the wealthiest and most privileged among the British elite cannot afford to ignore the elephant in the black-tie ballroom in 2018: their own deplorable behaviour.

If there’s anything surprising about the Financial Times expose, it’s that it didn’t happen sooner. The Presidents Club charity hop has been happening, after all, for decades...

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