Has there ever been a better Cabinet for headline-writers than the current one? As Prime Minister there is Brown with all the obvious gags. Then, as Chancellor we have A Darling—those headlines pretty much write themselves. The Schools Secretary, who has a tendency to verbiage, is called Balls. The most Machievllian member of the Cabinet who is named Straw and the deputy leader and PC enforcer is a woman called Harman. It is hard to see how you can’t get much better than this from a headline writers’ perspective.
PS This post is a good excuse to pass on a story from Fraser that is too good to check. Apparently, there was a man who thought he was blind. Then, his long-term girlfriend left him. He cried so much, that somehow, his sight was restored. The Sun’s headline: ‘I can see clearly now Lorraine has gone’