Braggart businessman Tarriq Siddiqi is nothing but tiresome and tedious
Tariq Siddiqi is anything but modest. On his Twitter handle, he is pictured on a motorbike next to a Lamborghini. He describes himself there as being “recognized as the most experienced backgammon player in the UK” and introduces his persona on Facebook with the quote: “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am”.
In spite of allegedly hailing from Hounslow, one of London’s least glamorous boroughs, 66-year old Siddiqi curiously used to like hanging out at Annabel’s with one-time government minister David Blunkett and counts the 4th Viscount St Davids – commonly referenced as plain old Mr Rhodri Philipps but now better known as a man headed to trial for sending malicious communications with racially aggravated factors directed at the esteemed philanthropist and businesswoman Gina Miller – as someone he’s known for 33 years. That he lauds the already once jailed toff as a “loveable rogue” and that he excuses his conduct as akin to that of a “naughty school boy” speaks volumes.
Self-employed Siddiqi, a man once described as a “smooth operator” and “fond of high-profile company” by the Evening Standard’s Paul Palmer, was also featured in another story in that paper regarding a family feud over the Sherlock Holmes Museum in 2014. He also attracted press attention in 2010 after issuing a writ against “his wife’s closest and oldest friend” over rights to a “cheap medical test for sexually transmitted diseases” according to the Daily Mail.
Matthew Steeples comments: “Tariq Siddiqi wrote to me initially regarding a Chelsea restaurant he claimed he’d been interested in buying some years earlier, but subsequently his dialogue turned to defending Rhodri Philipps”.
“When he didn’t get the response he expected, he described me as a ‘low down rat’ and ‘dispicable [sic] at that’” and here I am delighted to highlight him for what he truly is: Tiresome and tedious.