Just on my way home on the train having attended a Tory fundraising dinner. I always think to myself that anyone who puts their hand up at these occasions to ask a question should probably be disqualified from asking one. Peter Stringfellow (bless him) admirably proved my point tonight when he brought the house down with this little corker...
"David, the left has claimed the word aspiration for itself. We have got to claim the word incentive. What incentives are you going to offer the British electorate to help win the next General Erection?"
Cue arf arfing... Quick as a flash, David Cameron said: "Membership of your club should do the trick, Peter."
Seriously, David Cameron gave a superb speech with just the right mix of humour, substance and critique of the government.
PS I have never been to Stringfellows but I do remember going on a stag night to a similar establishment near Detroit Airport called The Landing Strip. I recall a young lady called Tracey who turned out to be from Rochdale.
It turned out to be quite an evening when we were stopped by the police on the Interstate back to Ann Arbor. Because I don't drink I was driving. All was well until the policeman shone his torch into the car and enquired rather forcefully as to why the bridegroom was tied up in chains. "Because he enjoys it, Officer," I volunteered cheerily. The evening descended from there... Happy days.