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Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Churchill's Grandson

I couldn't help but be struck by the close resemblance that the rather portly Nicholas Soames, Conservative MP, has to his grandfather. Scroll through the photos to see what I mean. The eyes, the jowels, the meaty complexion and large physical stature of the man are almost uncanny. I think it must be a figment of my imagination, almost like I've been robbed of my eyes.


Neil Welton said...

"The eyes, the jowels, the meaty complexion and large physical stature."

No, it's not your eyes.

This is how most people look when they are overweight.

Beaverbrook said...

Most people do not look like Churchill. I wonder if he sounds like him?

Marquis Black said...

Amazingly, he -does- look somewhat like his illustrious, if "fictitious" grandfather.

Here's to Winston, the only "fictitious" character to ever have spawned real life children!

Neil Welton said...

Well, can't see it myself.

Lord Best said...

I can see it slightly, around the eyes and build, at certain angles, but I cannot say it is particularly striking.

Stauffenberg said...

And even if it were particularly striking - what would be the message? Would it not be unfair towards both the Grand Old Man and the hon. Member for Mid-Sussex and their respective places in British history to stress such a similarity? We would not be comparing like with like. One advantage of Britain over other places is that in the political class you may have dynasties and family trees but the different family names by which they go make it bearable. Recurrent bodily features, if extant at all, should not exaggerated.