Governance without Slapstick
I thought this a lovely paragraph from a Max Hastings article in today's UK Guardian:
"Whatever happens in the months ahead, the circumstances of Blair's departure will be at best undignified, at worst humiliating. Whatever Gordon Brown does on inheriting the mantle, he will find himself in the position of an aged Broadway star summoned to London to revive the fortunes of a flagging musical - deprived even of its custard-pie turn with the announcement that John Prescott is 'resting', as he surely soon will be."The article, with the incredible title 'Poise and style, wisdom and wit - yes, Cameron has left me starstruck', follows its sycophantic title, and is summed up by a commenter, DiogenesAX:
"The Guardian prints this because in olden times you needed something to wipe your arse on in your outside loo."