19 December 2016 – Press release
“On behalf of the MPA, I would like to offer a warm welcome to our Christmas lunch.
“As Chair of the association I am truly delighted to be here, among friends and fellow music lovers.
“Regardless of the outside world, this event – institution even! – still feels like a safe haven of warmth, company and good cheer. The perfect environment to see out 2016.
“Or should I say, see off 2016. Because what a year it’s been…
“Back in July, the Daily Telegraph ran a piece by its chief political sketchwriter with the following headline: