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Simon Hoggart at The Guardian fringe meeting, Liberal Democrat Conference, Brighton, autumn 2006

Simon David Hoggart (26 May 1946 – 5 January 2014) was an English journalist and broadcaster.

He was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, the son of Richard Hoggart and elder brother of Paul Hoggart.

Hoggart wrote opinions about politics for The Guardian. He also wrote opinions about wine for The Spectator. Until 2006, he presented The News Quiz on Radio 4. His journalism sketches have been published in a series of books.

Hoggart died from pancreatic cancer on 5 January 2014. He was aged 67.


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