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Duncan's Panama Hat
I originally posted this on Friday, April 08, 2005 in view of the current moatgate activities IDS or even betsy might like to issue and paper the walls with a few writs
"Before IDS (Ian Duncan Smith) became leader of the Tory party, I often used to meet him and Betsy at Sports Days and Parents Evenings. This was at a boarding prep school where our sons were incarcerated. On Sports Days IDS would parade up and down, always with a panama hat on his head. A prop. discarded when he rose to high office.
Betsy would be the chatty one, I enjoyed our conversations. Husband nowhere to be seen as IDS would prefer to circulate, doing the room, like a preverbial butterfly but he was light on meaningful conversation.
Betsy had a spot of bother, trying to justify the secretarial salary however it was painfully obvious that if Betsy had not held the fort together, IDS would have remained on the back benches. The current incumbent with something of the night about him, won't fare any better, every time I see him all I see is Rory Bremner - or has the current leader decided that Bremner is the ideal telegenic role model after all?
Roll on the years and the fuss over the modest stipend Betsy commanded simply takes your breath away ...
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