Auberon Waugh ... was the most controversial, the most abusive, perhaps the most brilliant journalist of his age - an acerbic wit, a traveller, a farceur, an epicure; above all, a hater of humbug in all its forms and of politicians in most of theirs.
A master of the surreal
The Dean Swift of his day
An ideological trailblazer
The greatest journalist of his generation
Wickedly funny, but sometimes just wicked
A most unpleasant man