Sunday, 23 September 2007

Goblin King going grey

Prime Ministers in this country go grey and then white, a process which continues unabated even after they have left or lost office.

Look at Thatcher in 1981 and 1997, John Major in 1984 and 2000, Jim Callaghan in 1976 and 1979.

Tony Blair managed to buck this trend by
a) becoming PM at a very young age
b) dying his hair all sorts of weird and wonderful colours (the purple dye attack was not carried out by a Fathers4Justice protestor at all, it was his hairstylist doing a last minute touch-up)
c) genuinely not giving too much of a shit about anything.

So let's look at the Goblin King a year ago and today. The rate of change is most impressive.