Monday’s Piece

A clerk in a London town hall was going through a pile of forms that had been sent in.

In the part marked “Do not write in this space”, one householder had written: “I protest against this infringement of personal liberty – please note I shall write where I jolly well please.”

John Lentell

12th May, 1969

Saturday’s Piece

According to the Swedish Sales and Publicity Association, advertisements printed on the left-hand pages of newspapers and periodicals have a bigger pulling power than those on the right-hand side.

John Lentell

10th May, 1969

Monday’s Piece

“What clearly is in train, however, is a rapid trend towards the exaltation of the executive (both cabinet ministers and civil servants) at the expense of the House of Commons.”

(The Economist, 1960)

John Lentell

9th May, 1969