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Cometh The Hour Cometh The Woman

Cometh The Hour Cometh The Woman

Friday 15 July, 2016
Pudding Club members discuss whether they should adopt a sexist, misogynist or Thatcherist attitude towards the next Prime Minister.
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Lord Noes, General Alarm and Sir Rah Sera lunched last week on roast lamb, minted peas and new potatoes and a most eminently quaffable Gevrey-Chambertin 2011.

“I must say” said His Lordship “I’m still really quite disorientated at the thought of our next PM being a woman”

“I know how you feel” said the General “and I really can’t be much help because I’ve never been round the block with her”

“Thank goodness that poisonous little toad Gove got knocked out” opined Sir Rah “He claims he’s been asking himself what’s best for the UK and coming up with the manifestly ridiculous answer that it’s himself”

Boris and Gove shafted David” asserted His Lordship “then Gove shafted Boris and sparked Boris and most of the Conservative Party to shaft him thank goodness and Andrea shafted herself”

“I’m in the unusual position” asserted the General “of never having shafted any of them”

“As far as Theresa’s concerned” observed Sir Rah “that’s obviously one of her main qualifications to become PM”

“Do you think she has what it takes to become the second Maggie?” asked the General

“I doubt it” replied His Lordship “but I fancy she could become just like Angela Merkel up to her arse in Brexit alligators”

“No-one seems to know much about her” said Sir Rah

“I know” observed the General “and she’s unlikely to respond to an invitation from me to go for a weekend in Brighton”

“Do you think we should change the Club’s constitution” aske Sir Rah “so that we can invite Theresa round here for lunch?”

“Damned interesting question” commented His Lordship “I know we didn’t do it for Maggie but things are freeing up a bit more these days and you never know she might chuck a few gongs our way for our outstanding contribution to sexual equality”

“I can’t tell you how delighted I am” said Sir Rah “that Leavers like Boris, Gove and Nigel have all stayed true to their word and left and there’s a chance that Theresa will opt neither to Leave nor Remain but rather convince everybody that both of them are a recipe for disaster”

“What an absolutely brilliant thought” exclaimed His Lordship “that could be a way of re-uniting the country”


About this Series
Located on the fashionable side of Pall Mall the Club is famous for counting some of the UK’s greatest political intellects among its members. Lord Noes, General Alarm and Sir Rah Sera convene there regularly to create the brilliant insights which David relies on so much to keep the ship of state on course.

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