Monday, March 27, 2006

Gladstone P. S.

That's probably enough about Prime Ministers for the moment. I kept thinking, reading the Churchill book at work, 'This is not cool, this is not cool', as though anyone who glimpsed the author's name was immediately going to have me pegged down as a militant fox hunting Tory, instead of the bleeding heart vegetarian which is far more the case. Which says more about my vanity than anything, and in any case everyone who did comment seemed rather fond of the old fellow. As indeed they should be.

Uploading that splendid picture of Gladstone just now I remembered about this equally splendid recording, from the implausibly named Liberal Sound Archive. Once you've worked out what he's saying (takes about three goes whilst reading the accompanying transcription) it's very endearing indeed.

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