Saturday, April 7, 2012

In praise of: Her Majesty the Queen

In the 31 March issue of the Spectator theatre reviewer Lloyd Evans discusses A Walk-on Part: the Fall of New Labour which is – I am not making this up – a dramatisation of the three volumes of political diaries by Chris Mullin, who was a minister in Tony Blair’s government. The books are said to be very amusing.

One incident involves his fellow minister Clare Short when her beeper went off during an audience with the Queen:
Short compounded her embarrassment by taking the device from her bag and reading the message. ‘Someone important?’ Her Majesty asked.

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