Wily Bran­son’s reeled in a whop­per

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

THE Oba­mas’ ac­tive win­ter sun­shine va­ca­tion c/o Bran­son, Necker Is­land, is fi­nally over. Barack flashed a toothy grin at the cam­era dur­ing wa­ter­sports. He flaunted his toned and pumped guns when kitesurf­ing, like a Jilted John show­ing his ex what she’s miss­ing. But the main take­away: if there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s cer­tainly no such thing as a free Caribbean ten-day lux­ury su­per­break with a busi­ness­man of Bran­son’s cal­i­bre and cun­ning. In fact the Oba­mas have done all Vir­gin’s ad­ver­tis­ing – for the air­line, the is­land, the space travel, and for the bearded ty­coon him­self – per­haps for­ever. Rarely has such a big fish been caught with such a small hook.

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