Monday, September 17, 2007

Adjusting to change

I think we’re all now used to the deep, Scots tones that follow radio and television presenters mentioning “the Prime Minister”. But because of Alistair Darling’s much lower profile, I still find myself half-expecting that very same voice when “the Chancellor” is introduced.

I remember it took me a couple of months in 1997 to stop shuddering at the words “I’m joined now by the Deputy Prime Minister…”

Although I did eventually get back into that habit.

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