Thursday, May 12, 2005

royal jelly in the garden of death

Some wonderful turns of phrase in this article in the Guardian today on the Tory leadership challenge, both from the journalist himself and the unnamed frontbencher that he quotes. Phrases like 'The Notting Hill set have been fed on royal jelly' make my day, to be perfectly honest.

Elsewhere Michael Howard is compared to Blofeld, David Davis is imagined negotiating his way through 'poisonous plants and animals in the Garden of Death', George Osborne is Icarus, whose 'whose waxen wings melted when he flew too near the sun', and Gordon Brown is compared to a 'large bull who gores matadors'. All this in a 600 word news report. Wonderful.

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