He Should Be Remembered For His Award Scheme But Will He be Remembered Instead For These Clangers?

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“How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the driving test?” (To a driving instructor in Oban, Scotland, 1995)

 

“If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed.”

(To UK students in China, 1986)

 

“It looks as if it was put in by an Indian.”

(Pointing at an untidy fusebox in a factory near Edinburgh, 1999)

 

“Deaf? If you’re near there, no wonder.”

(To young deaf people in Cardiff who were standing by a steel band, 1999)

 

“Aah thowt ye’d knaa whit Aah wuz taalkin’ aboot bein an Eshington man.”

(Allegedly to a miner at the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic, Bedlington, 1966)

 

“It looks like a tart’s bedroom.”

(On seeing plans for the Duke and Duchess of York’s house, 1988)

 

“You look like a suicide bomber.”

(To a young female officer wearing a bullet-proof vest on the Isle of Lewis, 2002)

 

“Do you have a pair of knickers made out of this?”

(Pointing out some tartan to Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie, Edinburgh, 2010)

 

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