Easter caption competition

NortonGlasgow2A friend was keen to point out that it is time for another caption competition, so for this one I have selected a picture of a windswept me taken in Glasgow last year.  I was on my way to speak at Strathclyde University.  As usual, the winner will be the reader who in my view submits the wittiest and most appropriate caption.

A particular incentive for this competition is that the prize will be a copy of the just-published The Coalition Effect 2010-2015, edited by Anthony Seldon and Mike Finn.

About Lord Norton

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

  1. Tony Sands says:

    Mental note: Ensure that one’s own commemorative statue in Hull is positioned rather higher than that one.

  2. Daniel says:

    Vote CONE-servative!

  3. John Moss says:

    Police issue identikit of man wanted for spreading dangerously liberal views in Scotland.

  4. drsean001 says:

    Do you think they’ll know it was me?

  5. Richard Quirk says:

    My first attempt at a selfie with the leader of the Cone Army in the background!

  6. peter foster says:

    What’s that leg doing in my ear?

  7. labeldesalis says:

    The Conelition Effect?

  8. Cameron says:

    As seen in the Twitter feed of a top political commentator: #LordBanksy strikes again #yolo #selfiestick

  9. Angela Morris says:

    A traffic cone? Pathetic. Try balancing a Corinthian column like me!

  10. maude elwes says:

    LN: I wore a red accent to coincide with the background horseman, you see blue would spoil the tone, even in an election year.

  11. “Wellington (with or without a cone) may have beaten Napoleon, but even he knew it would take much more to stop the SNP. Scotland, I am here!”

  12. seanjm72 says:

    “begun have the cone wars…”

  13. Tony Sands says:

    Commentator: We’re here at a fitting venue for the launch of the long-awaited sequel to that world-renowned (and much beloved in Croatia) political text “The Constitution in Flux”. Tell me Lord Norton, why did you settle on such an uncharacteristic title for the new book?
    LN: Well frankly I had decided on “The Codified Constitution in Flux” as my new title but my editor didn’t know his d..s from his n …s, so here we are in this splendidly apt setting.

  14. Tory Boy says:

    The cone-headed warrior

  15. Jill Rutter says:

    is the cones hotline still working?

  16. This is the Glaswegian version of-Cone on the Cob.

  17. Jonathan says:

    Now, this is what Hull students do after they have sat through a boring lecture.

  18. Adam says:

    That’s the last time a pundit fails to understand the Fixed-Terms Parliament Act…

  19. Jon Kirkup says:

    Norton: “By God sir, You’ve got a cone on your head”.
    Wellington: “I’ll have you know it’s a funnel of causality. Now, Who? Who? Who turned out the lights”?

  20. ‘The ConeListen Effect’: Welligton to horse: “Listen, I think I hear a small sea”. Horse to Wellington: “No boss, it’s a big C Conservative; an extremely life-like inflatable version of Lord Norton”.

  21. NNJ_Palo says:

    Two peers fit in the same picture, but only dukes are crowned in Scotland.

  22. sbuckley says:

    ‘Man with leg grafted onto head preceding man with cone on his head’. I preferred Tracey Emin’s earlier work.

  23. Rob Falconer says:

    Rab C. Nesbitt had got away with using this passport photograph for years

  24. Mark Shephard says:

    I am upstaging one of the Lonely Planet’s ’10 most bizarre monuments on earth’ by opting for the more post-modern Wellington boot earring look.

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