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At the end of a long debate about support for traumatised ex-soldiers, former defence secretary Lord King is praising the new Veterans Minister. Suddenly he winces halfway through his own phrase.
Lord King of Bridgewater: He knows his way around. He is a Deputy Chief Whip so he knows where some of the bodies are buried. That was an unfortunate phrase to use and I withdraw it, but that is a phrase often applied to Whips.

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pseudomonas
Jan. 27th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, cringe. I feel sorry for the guy, that sort of gaffe is easy to make with metaphors.
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