Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, May 15, 2003
SPEAKING OF GRATUITOUS ADVICE, this time of the less welcome kind, Uncle has no intention of adding "Governor-General of Australia" to the options available in the deliberative poll on the side-bar.

While the prospect of a bullet in the nape of the neck may well encourage our Prime Minister to do his best, I fear what might happen to those bouncy marsupials who infest the extravagantly broad acres of Government House.

The present administration will likely confine itself to de-knackering the male beasts, which merely helps them hop higher and box less frequently, while preserving the azalea beds from the hoplets that never shall be. What do you think Saddam would do? I would rather not think about it.