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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Literary figures to rule Britain?

Well, it's a thought.  I particularly like the notion of Dickens being in charge of housing ...


Observer list of ideal political appointments.

Prime Minister: Benjamin Disraeli (he's done it once already)

Home Secretary: Charles Dickens

Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Rudyard Kipling

Chancellor of the Exchequer: Martin Amis (money)

Education Secretary: Muriel Spark (the Prime of Miss Brodie)

Environmental Secretary: Graham Greene (its in the name)

Defence Secretary: Evelyn Waugh (it's in the name)

Minister for Europe: Julian Brnes (Sarkozy's Parrot)

Minister of Innovation: HG Wells

Health Secretary: Dylan Thomas (he deserves a second chance)

Children's Secretary: William Golding

Transport Secretary: JG Ballard (crash)

Minister of Housing: Virginia Woolf (A room of One's Own)

Minister of Universities: Malcolm Bradbury

Minister for Diversity: Anthony Powell

Minister for rural affairs: Ted Hughes

Minister for sport and leisured classes: Jane Austen

Attorney General: Franz Kafka

Postmaster General: Anthony Trollope

3 comments:

Buck said...

Love it!

Joan Druett said...

Very amusing, I thought, particularly the play on names. The Guardian has a long article on books the new British PM should be reading, which looks interesting, though not as frivolous. Had a look at your pix -- superb.

Joan Druett said...

Very amusing, I thought, particularly the play on names. The Guardian has a long article on books the new British PM should be reading, which looks interesting, though not as frivolous. Had a look at your pix -- superb.