03 June 1999
Columnist unmoved by Nick Brown speech

AGRICULTURE minister Nick Brown is not one of the worlds most entertaining speakers, according to The Daily Telegraphs Peterborough column.

Mr Brown apparently gave a “toe-curling” speech at the recent Chelsea Flower Show, topped by an equally poor performance at the Royal Academy.

His jokes about agriculture are reported to have gone down “particularly badly”.

  • The Daily Telegraph 03/06/99 page 27 (Peterborough)