Monday, June 24, 2013

Lord Bonkers' Diary: Bar room philosophy at the Bonkers' Arms

The end of another week with Rutland's most celebrated fictional peer.


When the Smithson & Greaves Northern Bitter is flowing in the snug at the Bonkers’ Arms, conversation often takes a philosophical turn.

“Who would have thought at the last Liberal Democrat leadership election that, a few years later, one of the candidates would be deputy prime minister and the other would be in prison?” says one of my drinking companions.

“But are you sure the authorities have got it the right way round?” replies another.

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

Previously in Lord Bonkers' Diary


Ann-Marie said...


Jonathan Calder said...

The inventor of the Bonkers Patent Exploding Focus (for use in marginal wards) is not afraid of controversy.