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Bell Pottinger damaged UK reputation – High Commissioner

Publish date: 11 September 2017
Issue Number: 742
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Media

The controversial British public relations firm Bell Pottinger has damaged the UK’s reputation in SA. This is what British High Commissioner Nigel Casey told British Cabinet spokesperson Lord George Young on Thursday, says a TimesLIVE report. Young revealed this in the House of Lords after Lord Peter Hain asked if the British Government has any contracts with Bell Pottinger. Young reportedly said: ‘I want to put it on record that at no stage was her majesty’s government in any way involved in their work in SA.’ Bell Pottinger said last week that it had hired accountancy firm BDO to advise on a possible sale after its work in SA.

See also: #BellPottinger’s SA tricks trouble UK House of Lords

Full TimesLIVE report