Sunday, 27 January 2008

William Hague being amusing about the Prime Mincer

20 comments:

mutleythedog said...

Its easy to forget how funny Hague was and how little difference it made when he was tory leader...

Scroblene said...

He is brilliant as an after dinner speaker Lils!

I've only ever been to one dinner where he was speaker, but it was memorable for the incisive way he shafted the guy who (oddly enough), tried to be funny as well as stupid in his introduction. The bloke asked to introduce him had the skills of a sad nobody, and with just a few unkind and ill-thoughtout sentences, made himself look a complete arse!

William Hague shot him down in the softest flames you could imagine, which took about 10 seconds, and the crowd raised the roof with applause!

I like this clip Lils, I missed most of it when it was on the Beeboid 'well we have to show some indication of fairness' slot! Just imagine the lefties squirming in Broadcasting House!

Philipa said...

That's brilliant, telling it like it is, with style.

electro-kevin said...

Hague is awesome.

He and Dave Davies as deputy.

Now there's a winning ticket.

Tuscan Tony said...

Saw this on news.sky.com the other day, what a speech. Me and the Tuscana (pre-sprogs) went to the Houses of Parlaiament and watched him from the strangers' gallery - he was excellent, dealt superbly with Tony Blair, it was a verbal sparring match to remember (and enjoyed by noth of them, that much was clear.) Shame he didn't have the appearance to suit the peoples' expectation of their leaders. Now, if he had been born looking like Michael Heseltine...

Philipa said...

Wot Kev said.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

You know what, I think William Hague should have stayed on as leader. He's genuinely amusing, even if he does look like a Jim Henson creation.

i met him a couple of times when he did speechifications for investment type dinners... very droll and happy to hang out at the bar for an hour or so afterwards speaking with us normal people. You wouldn't have got Old Tone doing that.

idle said...

I'd have the fellow before Cameron any day, even if the baseball caps, judo & homoeroticism with Seb - good runner but crap budgeter - Coe was slightly creepy.

If you are ambitious enough to want to be prime minister, that ambition is unlikely to fade as long as you are on a front bench and being lauded by the sensible press, as Hague so often is.

Can he come again? Yes. But it is a little hard to see the circumstances - if Dave wins, Dave stays. If Dave blows it, he blows it for all Tories for another five years and the public will have shown that even in extremis, they don't dig the Conservatives, which is what Hague secretly fears.

The Hitch said...

The Mekon will be COTE
He is from the North, can fight and drink 14 pints.
Thats enough for me.

The Hitch said...

Merms
Would you really want to have a drink with Blair?

Lilith said...

Who would want to drink with Blair? He likes to hang out with rich swingers anyway so I doubt our lovely Merms would qualify.

Lilith said...

Wot Hitch sed.

Lilith said...

The trouble with Hague is he has a really big head with no hair and a sort of slide guitar voice which hits people first and thus blinds them to his enormous brain.

Trubes said...

William Haig is a genius. I truly feel that, he will, one day be Prime Minister. There`s plenty of time, at present he`s wisely making lots of dosh, thus securing his future.
David Cameron is a pretty good speaker too.
As I have mentioned before, somewhere, in the "Blogsphere", that I`ve met DC and listened to him speak, unscripted for 40mins. He came over as very sincere and honest and he cares very deeply for our
Country and the people. Doesn`t have Haigs spontaneous wit, but then, there is a very serious side also, in being PM.
It`s a pity DC is labelled with the "Toff" image because he was anything but that when we met him.
Thanks for showing that Video
Lilith, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lilith said...

You're welcome Trubes. I often think he looks genuinely happy too, must be that lovely wife of his.

Lilith said...

Sorry Trubes, but you are giving away your secret longings in your mispelling..its a long time till 6 o'clock.

Elby the Beserk said...

@idle said...

// I'd have the fellow before Cameron any day, even if the baseball caps, judo & homoeroticism with Seb - good runner but crap budgeter - Coe was slightly creepy //

Do you think Coe is a failed Miliblob clone? Didn't quite work, so they pawned him off?

Trubes said...

Double Double toil and trouble..........Cackle cackle.....
Is these the "spellings" you talks about Lilith me deario ?.........I`s just put the Cauldron on...

Is Germaine Greer really your Mum ?
I really hope so.
She is one of my most favourite persons on this planet !

Lilith said...

Dear Trubes, don't be so vaig :-)

And of course Germaine Greer is my mum. (No, not really. She just reminds me of my mum...)

Lilith said...

Coe is slightly creepy, Idle.