" Imran to my father, May 1995. "May I have your daughter's hand?" My father's reply- "Why? Has she been shoplifting?" "
The father and daughter certainly have / had a better sense of humour than the ex.
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Thanks to Rafay Alam, who first pointed this out, and Ali K. for digging it up, we discover that Jemima may have been playing a bit loose with history. This is the cover of Private Eye, the celebrated British humour magazine, dated 19 May 1995:
I guess the question that arises is, did Private Eye simply record and replay Sir James Goldsmith's witticism or was Jemima using the Private Eye joke to make daddy look more witty?