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The Honourable Peter Jay (born 7 February 1937) is a British economist, broadcaster and diplomat. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Peter Jay was the son of Douglas Jay, Baron Jay of Battersea and Peggy Jay, both Labour Party politicians. He was educated at the University of Oxford and served in the Royal Navy, then worked as a civil servant at HM Treasury before becoming a journalist and, for 10 years, economics editor with The Times. Douglas Jay was born on 23 March 1907 in Woolwich, London. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The new eastern entrance to HM Treasury HM Treasury (Her/His Majestys Treasury) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for and putting into effect the UK Governments financial and economic policy. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom. ...


Jay has had a chequered career. He is the former husband of Margaret Jay, whom he married in 1961 and divorced in 1986. His friend Dr. David Owen, foreign secretary in the government of Jay's father-in-law, James Callaghan, appointed him UK Ambassador to the United States, an appointment that caused some controversy and accusations of nepotism. While in the USA, Margaret Jay had an affair with journalist Carl Bernstein. During his time in the States, Peter Jay fathered an illegitimate child by the nanny of their children. He subsequently returned to journalism in Britain but was initially most visible as leader of a consortium of high-profile media figures, including David Frost and Anna Ford, who won the license for an idea that did not work according to its business plan: he was founding chairman of Breakfast TV, the morning TV station launched by the consortium, where his "mission to explain" and the initial focus on news and current affairs did not yield economic success for the company (the first to bradcast outside traditional broadcasting hours in Britain). The station was rescued after a coup that involved Jonathan Aitken and by the more down-market Roland Rat character introduced by Greg Dyke, whose success there helped him build his credibility to become director-general of the BBC. The Right Honourable Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington, PC , is a British politician for the Labour Party. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, CH , PC , MD (born July 2, 1938), is a British politician. ... The Right Honourable Sir Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), was Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... Nepotism means favoring relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than because of their abilities. ... Carl Bernstein (born February 14, 1944) is an American journalist who, as an investigative reporter for The Washington Post along with Bob Woodward, broke the story of the Watergate break-in and consequently helped bring about the resignation of US president Richard Nixon. ... People called David Frost include: Sir David Frost, the British broadcaster David Frost, the South African golfer. ... Anna Ford (born 2 October 1943) is a British television presenter. ... Jonathan Aitken (born August 30, 1942) is a former Conservative minister, and convicted perjurer. ... Greg Dyke Greg Dyke (born 20 May 1947) is a journalist and broadcaster. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom (see British television). ...


Peter Jay returned to high-brow journalism and became Economics Editor of the BBC. His appearances on screen with explanations of major economic and business issues showed his intellectual grasp but could sometimes baffle his peak-time news audience. After his retirement, this task was handled by his successors (separately for economics and business) in a rather simpler and arguably more lucid way, with more visual illustration. He has written "Wealth of Man", a book exploring the history of man's search for wealth.


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The Honourable Peter Jay (born 7 February 1937) is a British economist, broadcaster and diplomat.
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