different planet

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 21 08:32:33 UTC 2010

It's not just British politics that's hard to follow sometimes--it's
also the writing about British politics

> Nestyn, Tuesday. Little Nathaniel Clore? As in, "Hi guys, I'm Nat from
> the Lib Dems, great yeah – is it just me or are the the other two just
> so over?" As in, the little geek who used to deliver our papers – when
> he wasn't away at St Posh's academy, ordering fag major to roast fag
> minor over matron's log fire? The only consolation, when I see streets
> suddenly lined with posters of little Lord Fauntleroy in his smug
> off-duty barrister's yellow polo shirt, is that I'm not the only one
> who never spotted Nestyn's boy wonder smarming up out of nowhere. Even
> Rowe-Dent's suddenly feeling her age, dehyphenating her operation –
> "Hey there, Pippa Dent is on Twitter!" – and trying to explain the big
> society (all yours, darling), instead of relying on Ashcroft-funded
> botox and wicked Ron's gazebo to sweep her into power.

I recognize a couple of references there, but, for the most part, I am
at a loss.


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