Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Stanley Baldwin.

I'm currently reading Woy Jenkins's biography of Stanley Baldwin, he is often overlooked nowadays but seeing as he was overlooked even when he was the most powerful man in the country this should not be surprising:
During his second premiership he noticed during a train journey that another occupant of the compartment was looking at him with some puzzlement. After a time this gentleman leaned forwards and tapped Baldwin on the knee, 'You are Baldwin aren't you?' he said. 'You were at Harrow in 84' Baldwin nodded assent to both propositions. His former school fellow seemed satisfied. But after a few minutes he again became puzzled a tapped once more 'Tell me' he said, 'what are you doing now?'.

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