Saturday 8 June 2024

Times Past, Times Future

I loved reading Simon Hoggart. He used to make me laugh. I think this piece by him, published on 15 May 1997 may be educative reading for MPs in the current government, to help them prepare for what is to come at the start of the next parliament.

Hoggart's line about survivors of the Titanic is brilliant:

"Ten minutes before the start, half a dozen Tories were facing the massed, crammed, stuffed and stifled ranks of the government benches. It was as if we'd gatecrashed the annual reunion of Titanic survivors, and they'd invited the iceberg to show there were no hard feelings."

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