There were some witty and innovative entries for the Easter caption competition. There was a natural tendency to focus on the cone, though others picked up on the leg, and the columns, appearing to be attached to my head. One or two picked up on the fact that I was in Glasgow. One may infer from Barry Winetrobe’s entry that the picture should have shown me wielding my sword to smite the enemy.
I was, yet again, spoiled for choice. The entries got off to a splendid start with Tony Sands’ contribution (‘Mental note: Ensure that one’s own commemorative statute in Hull is positioned rather higher than that one’), which was a real contender. Tony Sands’ other entry also made me laugh, not least for its reference to Croatia, but you have to follow me on Twitter to know why that was so funny. Jonathan’s entry was clearly based on a false premise, namely that Hull students may actually have some boring lectures.
After narrowing the choice down, I chose the winning entry on the grounds that it constituted a wonderful combination of the picture with what else I have been writing about recently. The winner is Adam with:
‘That’s the last time a pundit fails to understand the Fixed-term Parliaments Act’.
If Adam would like to get in touch, a copy of The Coalition Effect will be on its way.