Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Dead man walking

Even reading it now I want to curl up like a hedgehog.

Speaking about the economy a couple of weeks ago Brown said: "I'm reminded of the story of Titian, who's the great painter who reached the age of 90, finished the last of his nearly 100 brilliant paintings, and he said at the end of it, 'I'm finally beginning to learn how to paint,' and that is where we are."

Then today Titian-gate erupted after Cameron took the p*ss out of the speech in PMQs.

Accusing him of not knowing his facts Cameron said: “You told us the other day you were like Titian aged 90. The fact is Titian died at 86."

It seems no-one knows how old Titian really was.

But the Tories have now admitted going on to Wikipedia and trying to change the age of Titian to agree with what Cameron said - Orwellian.

7 comments:

Oldrightie said...

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=tPkDAAAAYAAJ&dq=Age+of+Titian&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=rVeTSaD4B-S1jAeo-e3BCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=11&ct=result#PPA1,M1
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There is litle doubt that he was well into his nineties. A typical attempt by Brown to appear more learned and intellectual than he is. Good to see him brought to "book".
As for Orwellian, pots and kettles yet again!

Andy said...

Nothing to do with the article but just wondering about describing us followers as 'Lobbydoggers'.

It's the second part of the name that makes me uneasy, kind of a bit 'footballers in car parks'...

Lobbydog said...

Hmm. How about lobbydoggies?

subrosa said...

That's the one LD.

bill jones said...

Stupid little spat which shows how petty Westminster can be. But I was pleased the Tories' chicanery was exposed nevertheless. They will do ANYTHING to get into power.

Polly Tix said...

Oh well, suppose there isn't much else going on in the world!!!
Don't suppose you've seen Ivor?
Poll x
Ps How about Lobbypups?

Lobbydog said...

Maybe I'll put this to a poll.

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