Dave – are you in contact? I believe he was a contemporary of yours at school. Perhaps you still exchange advice about antirrhinums or discuss your pergola?
Donn – is the old boy on your blog followers list? I hear that he takes a keen interest in matters Winnipegonian.
Pam – have you been stalked by a senior politician famous for his facial hair?
Anyway, let me know. I lost touch with Denis because of a minor tiff about his support for the nuclear deterrent, and his failure to back me in my campaign against the Radio Times subscription department.
Anyway, the message is as follows.
Den! You old goat!
I was quietly perusing the news sites on the electric internet this morning, when what should I find but an article about your appearing on Desert Island Discs. I’m afraid I don’t listen to it any longer, as I hate to be taken by surprise. Much as I would like to know more about the musical tastes of Delia Smith and Nobby Stiles, for example, I tend to eschew broadcasts on which some prize chump such as Brandreth might turn up, and I owe it to my readership not to get overstressed.
Anyway, the article mentioned that you have softened your stance against the Thatch, and recently gave her a hug. Blow me if two pages further on there was not an article about her being admitted to hospital with a broken arm! You crafty sod!
Do you have any plans do continue your career as a nonagenarian ninja, or was this a one off? Are you doing this as a public service, or do you take contracts?
Do you have a price list?
I have spent my life as an ardent campaigner against violence, and would therefore be less than comfortable with your swinging on a rope through the chamber of the commons and raking the opposition front bench with machine gun fire, nor would I sanction mowing down the Bottomleys in an armoured car in Farnham High Street, but my pals in the North East Hampshire Maoist Trotskyist Alliance may be able to rustle up a few quid to finance some of the following projects.
- Dunking Tebbit head first down the bogs in the Lords canteen.
- Giving Leon Brittan a Chinese burn.
- “Accidentally” urinating down Cecil Parkinson’s leg when occupying the next urinal stall at a palace garden party.
- Kneeing Cameron in the groin. Quite hard.
- A deft karate chop to Michael Howard’s teeth. Or anything else that will result in his shutting up for a time.
- Pushing Blair down the stairs. Extra if he goes arse over tit down 15 stairs or more.
You get the idea. I would do these things myself, but think that you can probably get away with it more easily, and can always blame your prostate medication if you get caught.
Let me know what you think.
I will continue to follow with keen interest your campaign to put democracy in to action.
All the best