Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Bulldog Spirit

Stephen Fry told a rather nice anecdote on QI this evening.
Apparently during the 50's, when Churchill was Prime Minister, he was woken by his PPS.
" Prime Minister, I'm sorry to waken you, but we have a bit of a scandal brewing"
Fry impersonated Churchill's gruff delivery perfectly.
" What is it?"
Well, Prime Minister, I'm a afraid a Tory MP was caught with a Guardsman in St. James Park by the Police."
Churchill thought for a moment.
" Was it not exceptionally cold last night?"
" Indeed, Prime Minister, it was the coldest February night on record."
Another slight pause.
" Makes one proud to be British."
At which point he turned over and went back to sleep.

No comments: