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Much ado about chocolate

Brian Taylor | 09:52 UK time, Wednesday, 21 November 2007

The Mars Bar has been claimed – and by a spin doctor!

You’ll recall that I deployed a quote from Shakespeare in an earlier blog - and was rash enough to offer confectionery to the individual who identified the play involved.

Tony McElroy of the Labour Party correctly spotted that the phrase “mewling and puking” comes from the Seven Ages soliloquy in “As You Like It”.

Yes, the one that begins “all the world’s a stage.”

Nice to know that there is at least one individual in the Labour team who is accustomed to polite language.

I shall, of course, deliver said Mars Bar within the lifetime of the present parliament, as economic circumstances permit.

However, you must understand that the financial constraints placed upon this blog by the Treasury mean that tough choices must be made.


  • 1.
  • At 10:31 AM on 21 Nov 2007,
  • rd wrote:


Political commentary is wasted on you!

  • 2.
  • At 11:24 AM on 21 Nov 2007,
  • Rob wrote:

Yet another example of how close the BBC are to the apparatus of spin - tell us Brian, did he give you the answer over lunch or just text it direct to your personal mobile?

Joking, of course. Good to know that there's a degree of literacy amongst these folks.

And to think he said the BBC had a pro-SNP bias!

He'll have to accept, though, that the tight financial settlement means that the Mars Bar will have to be of the size formerly known as fun.

Having said that, I must take issue with your contention that "there is at least one individual in the Labour team who is accustomed to polite language" - Google is a wonderful thing!

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  • At 12:58 PM on 21 Nov 2007,
  • A. Darling wrote:

A Creme Egg to the person who finds and returns those missing discs!


  • 5.
  • At 01:09 PM on 21 Nov 2007,
  • Neil Small wrote:

Whatever you do, don't post it.....

  • 6.
  • At 12:48 AM on 22 Nov 2007,
  • Bill McMenemy wrote:

I've got the discs, I stuck them in the toaster to rub my name out.

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