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This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

From Auntie:

Dear Mr Pa.

Thank you for your letter to the prime minister, the contents of which have been noted.

Unfortunately, we cannot take up your suggestion but we suggest you contact your local MP or Citizens Advice Bureau.

That was Number Ten’s response to a letter from Tony Blair’s dad congratulating him on becoming Prime Minister. And to think… some say this government overlooks personal cases in favour of policies! Where on Earth did they get that idea from?

This 717th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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Correction regarding comments (published 23rd June 2007)


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