So, the man on the radio was probably nervous. (Who wouldn’t be, interviewed on “Today” on Radio 4, which by necessity means you’ve been untimely ripped from your bed.) It did sound like something he’d rehearsed, but probably not something he’d listened to. Still, I’d like to think he wishes he hadn’t said it now:
“It’s always wrong to generalize about anything.”
Thanks to the power of the BBC’s Listen Again, I have discovered that it was Grant Hearne, Chief Executive of Travelodge talking about private equity financing of businesses.