Old bloke: “How was your week?”
DD: “Very busy what with the Damian Green thing and the Speaker”Alex would never make a very good journalist. His ears weren't flapping quite hard enough. I just read this out to DD, who found it highly amusing that Alex had missed a vital part of the story. His closing remark was actually a third more disparaging. What he actually said was...
OB: “So you want the Speaker to resign?”
DD: “Certainly not, Labour would elect another Labour speaker and they would be there for the whole of the next parliamentary term - and the trouble is, we don’t have that many good candidates”
OB: “There’s George Young”
DD: “Another old Etonian - we can’t have an old Etonian Prime Minister and an old Etonian Speaker”.
DD: “We can’t have an old Etonian Prime Minister, an old Etonian Mayor of London and an old Etonian Speaker”.Just wanted to clear that up, all for the sake of accuracy, you understand. And a sense of humour.