OK – a political joke, nineteenth century style. And it’s not exactly a joke but here it is anyway if you’re in need of cheering up…
They are from left to right: Churchill, Salisbury, Gladstone, Harcourt, Chamberlain and Granville. If you are imagining perhaps that I was saving this for the weeks of negotiation following a hung parliament, you would be right. But I thought I’d post it anyway because it always makes me laugh.
The sign that Harcourt is holding says:
‘THERE IS ONLY ONE THING WE CAN ALL AGREE ON.
WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE IT IS?
And this is what you see over…
So there we have it. A lovely advertisement for men’s trousers from an enterprising tailor in Newport. THEY MAINTAIN THEIR SUPREMACY ABOVE ALL OTHERS IN THE TRADE.
It seems to me that in a modern version of this if you imagine Cameron, Miliband, Clegg, Sturgeon, Farage etc on the one side then on the other side should be written:
THE POLLSTERS GOT IT TERRIBLY WRONG
Incidentally, I’m not sure what all those politicians are disagreeing about but I think it’s probably Irish Home Rule. If you’ve got any other ideas let me know.