Friday, 3 October 2014

Is Nick Clegg a Still?

It cannot be long before Theresa May's SPAD is sacked for calling Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg a wanker. The civil service code is quite clear on the matter. 

I am reminded of the excoriating dressing down given by their CO to the lads who liberated Stanley  when he learned that they were openly referring to the island's native population as 'Bennies' after the character played by Paul Henry in the TV soap Crossroads.

After which the Falkland Islanders were respectfully referred to as 'Stills'. On the basis that they were still Bennies. 

9 comments:

Ian Hills said...

At this rate someone is going to call Theresa May and old whore, on the basis that she dresses like one and lies like one....like the proverbial duck.....

DeeDee99 said...

Nice anecdote.

Anonymous said...

Small world Raedwald!

That thought went thru my head just reading your headline. Let alone your second paragraph.

It's become a bit of an in-family code word for use in front of the children. With each generation passing the meaning on as they grow up!

rapscallion said...

I always thought it was a DCI (Defence Council Instruction) because even of us who were at sea around there were using that expression.

They never learn do they. As soon as they do something like this - the faster the lads and lassies have another expression prepared.

Demetrius said...

They may have been Bennies, but they were our Bennies.

Dr Evil said...

It's very unfair for someone in politics who gets sacked for telling the truth.

Sniper said...

Nick Clegg is not a still. Nick Clegg is an always was and will be.

anon 2 said...

Sniper @ 03:46. :)) Now that's what I call clever. You're expression, I mean: not the "Great Am Not."

John M said...

I'm wondering if there is a defence here. I mean what other word do most people outside of Westminster conjur up when asked about Nick Clegg?

What other word better describes him?