Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Lord Bonkers' Diary: Send for the Well-Behaved Orphans


Time to get the old ermine out of mothballs and travel up to Town for the State Opening of Parliament. When Her Majesty is halfway through the Gracious Speech one of her pages keels over in a faint. Really! That’s not the spirit that won the Brecon and Radnor by-election, is it?

While the wretched child is carted away I ponder whether it might not be possible to have the job given to the Well-Behaved Orphans next year – being hardy types, they are not given to swooning when the going gets tough. More important, I could tip one of them to slip a page of my own composition into the speech while the Queen is busy adjusting her crown.

Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South-West 1906-10.

Earlier this week...

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