Thursday, February 21, 2008

On Today With Tony Benn

Tomorrow morning at 8.20am I will be debating with Tony Benn on Radio 4's Today programme. We'll be discussing the merits (or otherwise) of Speakers' Corner. Apparently there's going to be a new one in Nottingham.

I hope I won't be too knackered and incoherent after tonight's London University Conservatives Ball!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you for or against ?

Anonymous said...

I hope I won't be too knackered and incohetant after tonight's London University Conservatives Ball!

incohetant?

Is that a cross between incoherent and incontinent, Iain?

Just what are you planning on drinking (and where can I buy a bottle?)

4x4 the people said...

"speaker4'corner"
"incohetent"

already started drinking? I approve - there is too much shillyshallying by doctors around daytime inebriation.

but you're going to be royally shitfaced by the time you debate Benn which is probably a good state to be in.

Anonymous said...

Iain,

If you're going to edit your original post, so that incohetant is changed for the correct word, please note that "incoherant" is spelt "incoherent."

3 out 10 for spelling, Master Dale!

asquith said...

Get yourself on the drink, Iain. Prove that you can take more punishment than Bruce Anderson.

verity said...

Asquith and others: I don't know how you could be regular readers of this blog and not know that Iain doesn't drink. So all that matey "Har har har" makes you look foolish.

O/T - the eclipse last night was absolutely astounding. I don't like to use such a trite word, but only 'awesome' will do. No wonder eclipses frightened primitive people so. It is very powerful.

asquith said...

Because I've only been here for a few months. I don't recall any reference to Iain's drinking habits in that time. If there were any, I've forgotten them.

Anonymous said...

Verity
there I was thinking "knackered and incoherent" was a euphimism for "tired and emotional"

Anonymous said...

A Speakers Corner in Nottingham? Only if the speakers wear a Kevlar suit....

strapworld said...

Iain.

Dont swing your genitals around at the ball!

asquith said...

Well I'm upper upper class high society
God's gift to ballroom notoriety
And I always fill my ballroom
The event is never small
The social pages say I've got
The biggest balls of all

I've got big balls
I've got big balls
They're such big balls
And they're dirty big balls
And he's got big balls
And she's got big balls
(But we've got the biggest balls of them all)

And my balls are always bouncing
My ballroom always full
And everybody comes and comes again
If your name is on the guest list
No one can take you higher
Everybody says I've got
Great balls of fire

I've got big balls
Oh I've got big balls
And they're such big balls
Dirty big balls
And he's got big balls
And she's got big balls
(But we've got the biggest balls of them all)

Some balls are held for charity
And some for fancy dress
But when they're held for pleasure
They're the balls that I like best
My balls are always bouncing
To the left and to the right
It's my belief that my big balls
Should be held every night

We've got big balls
We've got big balls
We've got big balls
Dirty big balls
He's got big balls
She's got big balls
(But we've got the biggest balls of them all)

(We've got big balls)
(We've got big balls)

And I'm just itching to tell you about them
Oh we had such wonderful fun
Seafood cocktail, crabs, crayfish
(But we've got the biggest balls of them all)

Gallimaufry said...

How can Tony Benn spare the time away from running the farm?

Anonymous said...

Asquith - the Brits are over for this year but am sure Sharon Osbourne et al will appreciate your hilarious gagfest for next years autocue.

Keep your powder dry.

asquith said...

It was written by AC/DC, not me. I am merely a humble cutter and paster. Though I do deserve some kind of accolade for bringing it to the masses, like.

Anonymous said...

asquith said...
"It was written by AC/DC, not me. I am merely a humble cutter and paster."

Why didn't you make that clear in the first place? e.g. Put it in quotes.

asquith said...

Because I was too busy being a royal, world genius.