Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, September 16, 2004

Deputy PM John Anderson has revised his description of Lord Bob-Brown of the Barricades as a watermelon. Now Brown is an avocado: "Hard green casing on the outside, soft and mushy on the inside with a great big brown nut in the middle."

Not good enough, John.

Bob Brown is a bean-pole: tall on the outside, and narrow on the inside.

He's also a tin drum: loud on the outside and loud on the inside.

And a lemon: sour on the inside and he gives you the pip.

Or a light switch: holds the balance of power and leaves us in the dark.

We've got to get to the bottom of the Brown phenomenon. Before it's too late.