James Forsyth

There is one group of people who will miss this government

There is one group of people who will miss this government
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Has there ever been a better Cabinet for headline-writers than the current one? As Prime Minister there is Brown with all the obvious gags. Then, as Chancellor we have A Darling—those headlines pretty much write themselves. The Schools Secretary, who has a tendency to verbiage, is called Balls. The most Machievllian member of the Cabinet who is named Straw and the deputy leader and PC enforcer is a woman called Harman.  It is hard to see how you can't get much better than this from a headline writers' perspective.

PS This post is a good excuse to pass on a story from Fraser that is too good to check. Apparently, there was a man who thought he was blind. Then, his long-term girlfriend left him. He cried so much, that somehow, his sight was restored. The Sun’s headline: ‘I can see clearly now Lorraine has gone’

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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