Telegraph's Andrew Gimson loses 'Moore is a twat' age discrimination case

Former Daily Telegraph journalist Andrew Gimson has lost his case for age discrimination after being ousted from his role as Parliamentary sketchwriter.

Gimson, 54, resisted a plan to replace him with Michael Deacon (who is 20 years his junior) and refused to move over to the leader writing team, leading to his dismissal.

But tribunal judge AM Snelson found: ‘The fact that the claimant was replaced by a much younger man is, to our minds, the only age-related detail capable in principle of supporting an inference, but, in the context of the evidence as a whole, we think that it adds very little, if anything“, The Guardian reports.

The juiciest detail to come out of the case was an  email sent by Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher following a piece which appeared in The Spectator by former Telegraph editor Charles Moore which described Gimson as a ‘brilliant sketchwriter”.

The tribunal heard that Gallagher wrote: ‘He’s moving or fired. Moore is a twat.”

Which is a nice way to talk one of your leading columnists and predecessors. How things have changed at the Telegraph since Moore’s day.


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