Tuesday’s Piece

“……if any instrument of reporting or of comment or of both becomes the gramophone of a government, there is no depth to which it cannot sink.”

(Thelma Cazalet-Keir, 1899 – 1989)

John Lentell

22nd April, 1969

Monday’s Piece

“It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the importance of things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the moneky is serious because he itches.”

(Robert Maynard Hutchins, 1899 – 1977)

John Lentell

21st April, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

“One suspects, indeed that ever since the emergence of Lloyd George as the national leader in the first world war the prevailing tendency has been towards the exaltation of the Prime Minister at the expense of his colleagues and of the House of Commons.”

(Max Beloff, 1913 – 1999)

John Lentell

19th April, 1969