Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Jack Straw: 'The Nicholas Parsons of the Cabinet'

I thought I'd share this little exchange from Foreign Office Questions with you...

Keith Simpson (Con, Mid Norfolk): It warms the cockles of the heart of all Members of the House of Commons at the warm special relationship between our Foreign Secretary and the American Secretary of State. You are undoubtedly, if not the Hugh Grant of the Cabinet, probably the Nicholas Parsons of it.
Jack Straw: I believe I heard correctly on the radio over the weekend that Nicholas Parsons is now 80 and looking very well on that. But I fully understand the spirit in which this compliment was offered to me and I take it in that spirit.''

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You've got to the love the guy. Jack Straw: Comedy Genius