Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The wit and wisdom of Tony Banks

The Guardian has a fine selection of the wit of the recently deceased Lord Banks:

To make things worse, the Tories have elected a foetus as leader. I bet a lot of them wish they had not voted against abortion now. (On William Hague, September 1997)

In his usual arrogant and high-handed fashion, he dons his Thatcherite jackboots and stamps all over local opinion. He is like Hitler with a beer belly. (On Kenneth Clarke MP)

At one point Portillo was polishing his jackboots and planning the next advance. And the next thing is he shows up as a TV presenter. It is rather like Pol Pot presenting the Teletubbies. (Tribune Rally, September 1997)

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