Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Friday, 5 June 2009

Word of the Week

A busy week, so just time for a word - literally.

Shaun Woodward, faithful Brownite and ex-Tory, has missed out on promotion this time, it seems, so in his honour I should like to proffer the word tergiversator.

The word, courtsey of professor Erich Gruen, means a political turncoat (lit. one who turns his toga).

Meanwhile we observe with trepidation Glenys Kinnock's simultaneous elevation to the Cabinet and the House of Lords - be afraid, be very afraid!


  1. Now spell it........

    As for Glenys, has she ever had a full time job, and didn't she once try to drown Neil?

  2. Not drown, exactly; just make him look like a buffoon to clear the way for her own inexorable rise to power - after all, it nearly worked for Hillary Clinton.

    Just watch and wait...

  3. Many people have names for Shaun Woodward, somewhat shorter than yours.