UK newspaper mogul in TV studio punchup (enjoy the live video)

They taught them how to use their fists in the old KGB, usually on interrogation suspects.

Alexander Lebedev – owner of the Evening Standard, the Independent and the Independent on Sunday – now shows that he has lost none of his skill in a Russian TV debate. What he might be saying as he tries to beat up a fellow-businessman is ‘we ask the questions’.


Here’s the BBC report.


One last question: Would you say this man is a fit and proper person to own three British newspapers?

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