On Ruth Kelly’s bowing out speech.

Simon Hoggart‘s reporting ,in today’s edition The Guardian, of transport minister Ruth Kelly’s final speech as a cabinet minister at the Labour party conference in Manchester throws up this little nugget:


..When an Olivier finally leaves the stage we sense the passing of a great era.

When someone who played Peaseblossom in rep goes, it’s hard to work up the same sense of occasion.

Almost priceless 



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