Saturday, 10 October 2015

Mayor of London does a Maria Callas

  Boris Johnson's insistence that demonstrators in Manchester weren't bellowing 'Tory scum', but were welcoming him with cries of 'Tories come' reminded me of Maria Callas reacting to vegetables being thrown during curtain calls at La Scala.  She was chronically myopic so couldn't see what was landing at her feet, but knew from the thumps that it was unlikely to be bouquets.  She knelt graciously to pick up the nearest bunch of radishes, sniffed it to make sure, then held it to her heart as she dropped to one knee in abject obeisance.

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