Monday, May 29, 2006

"Several shags" in recreational malfunction

The question on everyone's lips is:

"If he'd been engaging in a game of footy with a pie in one hand and a bag of chips fried in lard in the other, whilst wearing a flat cap... would anyone have cared he didn't have his head down, vexing over the affairs of state?"

They would?

In which case, does it matter he was playing croquet? Or even wearing white trousers for that matter - hasn't anyone ever told him that white just isn't a slimming colour? I've learnt one thing - I thought the only people who played croquet nowadays were Oxbridge students and characters in Alice in Wonderland. Perhaps Mr Prescott's next role could be as the dodo...

The picture is gloriously captioned "The chief difficulty that Alice experienced at first was in managing her flamingo"


  • At 12:01 pm , Blogger Paul Linford said...

    Yes, it does matter, not because there's anything inherently wrong with croquet but because of the perception it creates at a time when Prescott's role and perks are under scrutiny. What this has done is remind people that this man has a country home funded by the taxpayer despite having very few ministerial responsibilities. Seeing him pictured playing footy in a flat cap would not have had the same associations.

  • At 9:01 am , Blogger Femme de Resistance said...

    I suppose the best way of communicating this would be to repeat that Prescott has no real role but has retained his perks, perhaps with a new angle.

    To me, croquet and whether he was working or taking a lunch break just confuses the message.


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