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Schmooze like Cruise: how to suck up to your boss and not look like it

UK chancellor Sajid Javid bought the prime minister wine, but it’s probably better to make like the ‘Top Gun’ star or even Piers Morgan

Helen Chandler-Wilde

If politicians are anything to go by, brown-nosing is the new black. Last weekend, it emerged that UK chancellor Sajid Javid gave Prime MInister Boris Johnson a “stash” of Tignanello wine as a gift when they dined together at Chequers.

Did he bring the Tuscan red, which goes for upwards of £80 (R1,470) a bottle, because it’s famously a favourite of the Duchess of Sussex, so much so that she named her blog The Tig after it? Or did he do some research, and discover that the prime minister once called the wine “delicious”? Either way, Javid seems blithely unconcerned about looking like a teacher’s pet.

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