Christmas caption competition

nortonDebate-3[1]A Merry Christmas to all readers.  At this time of festive cheer, I thought I would post a caption competition.  The previous one elicited some excellent entries. 

Here is another picture of me speaking to students at Imperial College.  There will be a prize for the reader suggesting the most amusing caption.  There may even be a prize for the runner-up…

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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27 Responses to Christmas caption competition

  1. MrJontyF says:

    Lord Norton: “And for future reference, the cake should be THIS big…”

  2. “Yes we DO have a constitution but no one thought it necessary to write it down. We are not so crass as those Americans with their fancy parchment!”

  3. Jeremy Moulton says:

    “The Lord’s attempts at convincing the Dragons Den on the soundness of his business model were not going as well as he might have hoped.”

  4. Edward Finn says:

    “And that, dear boy, is why MY suit is superior to yours and always will be!”

  5. Dean B says:

    And when he told the committee that an elected House of Lords was self evidently the most democratic option, I knew I had him by the you-know-whats….

  6. Dean B says:

    This is a good one, you’ll like this. Baroness Trumpington taught it me. It’s called “Gangnam Style”…

  7. Lord Norton “These wines behind me are middling and remind one of the French Constitution which governs winemakers and is also of middling quality. I normally do not drink before these lectures, I think that may be something of a habit to reform in the future…”

  8. Merry Christmas Lord Norton and all Commenters.

  9. Alex M says:

    – Perhaps one of the least expected moments of the evening was Lord Norton going through with a request of performing a rendition of “He’s got the whole world in his hands”.

    – On being asked whether politicians were capable of giving simple, straight answers to questions, Lord Norton decided to answer through interpretive dance.

    Merry Christmas Lord Norton and all!

  10. Rob Falconer says:

    The Police have warned the public to be on the lookout for a very fast melon thief

  11. simon wright says:

    “…and then they name me King Phillip of Great Britain, its remarkable how flexible the constitution can actually be with a bit of know-how”

  12. Becky W says:

    A nation is disappointed when a clerical error leads to Lord Norton’s Christmas message being broadcast, not in 3 dimensions, but to 3 dissertationists.

  13. Martine says:

    Lord Norton: “It’s just a jump to the left….”

  14. Tory boy says:

    So this is how you hold Baroness Trumpington on the dance floor!!

  15. Lord N: “If you want your hands to look as smooth and clean as mine, become an academic or a peer – or both!”

  16. D F Rostron says:

    To try to get a joint number one hit for Christmas there is no truth in the rumour that Cameron, Osbourne and Clegg have formed a boy band called No Direction.

  17. maude elwes says:

    A heavy fiscal policy is what we have, and it just about sits nicely in these Tory hands. What is your feeling around it? Mmm?

  18. ladytizzy says:

    “What do you mean you haven’t brought anything for next year’s caption competition prizes?”

  19. Wenbo Chen says:

    “I don’t have any more philosophical arguments up my sleeve on this issue”

  20. Edward Lees says:

    “Hard times force impoverished academic to try his hand at selling wine for a tenner”

  21. “I find that to understand politics in the world today it is useful to study Tai Chi Chuan. In this interior Kung Fu hand position we find the same energies as exist in a bicameral parliament. In a moment I will break three bottles in a move I developed called Tory Lion…”.

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