Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Gladstone's thunder-box falls into Tory hands

From Atticus in the Sunday Times:
William Gladstone’s portable lavatory has been bought at auction by antique dealer David Harvey, an Oxfordshire Conservative councillor. He now plans to display the mahogany WC on which the great Victorian leader rested his bottom.
Lord Bonkers is already organising a punitive expedition to reclaim it for the forces of Liberalism.

4 comments:

Jennie said...

Liberal England: always [strike]first[/strike] second with the news that matters!

Anonymous said...

Didn't Gladstone lose his seat in Oxford to the Tories sometime in the 19th century?

Painfully Liberal said...

This is clearly a crucial artefact in the history of the Liberal movement

Simon Titley said...

"Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour, the writing is on the wall."

(Alan Bennett, Forty Years On)