[politics] Nutkin and the Nobles — Simon Hoggart visits the House of Lords as they discuss Squirrels … ‘Lord Redesdale was one of the few peers to have even one kindly word for the “predatory” [grey squirrel]. They were friendly little animals, he said, and would eat crisps out of your hand. In Regent’s Park, “a grey squirrel climbed up my trouser leg to look into my pocket”. I can remember when politicians of all parties used to pay guardsmen a shiny half-crown to perform that service. Now, in these more censorious days, they’re reduced to furry rodents.’
Simon Hoggart on the House of Lords and Squirrels
This entry was posted on Saturday, March 25th, 2006 at 9:28 am and is filed under Funny, Guardian, Politics, Simon Hoggart.
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