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I'll be back!

The suggestion that departed RIBA director general Alex Reid might make a comeback to Portland Place - as president - is one of the best laughs observers of the institute have had for years. As someone who apparently had difficulty in distinguishing between policy-making and operational control, Alex would perhaps find himself in conflict with his replacement Richard Hastilow (aka Captain Invincible). On the other hand, perhaps the ex-naval types would find an accommodation. But how ...

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