iBlog: Craig Brown - The Way Of The World


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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Craig Brown - The Way Of The World

Craig Brown is one of my favourite satirists (and unsurprisingly for me, works for the Telegraph).

An extract from today's article:

August 19: David Cameron seeks to attract the ethnic vote by condemning slavery as "really not very pleasant at all, and certainly not something we would wish to encourage". But this sets off a reaction amongst diehard Tories. On the Today programme, the chairman of the A Slave Can Be Very Handy Round the Home pressure group condemns the wording of Cameron's attack on hard-working slave-traders as "ill-chosen and intemperate" and seeks to correct the impression that contemporary slavery is cruel. "What people don't understand is that these days they have all the modern luxuries on board the slave ships," he says. "The whips are by all the top designers, and all the research shows that there are great health benefits to energetic rowing for long periods of time in a place wholly free from harmful sun rays. And anyway, we prefer not to call them slaves these days: we call them Shackled Friends."

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  • At 1:50 PM, Blogger Timothy V Reeves said…

    Funny you should say that: I have to admit that I pinched my VNP style from the original "Way of the world" correspondent "Peter Simple"! In fact I have collection of his columns from the 70s!

  • At 2:20 PM, Blogger Ben F. Foster Esq. (c) said…

    how cool, digitize them and you/me can blog them!


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