Caption competition – the Lord is guiding

This month’s caption competition derives from the Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians (see previous post).  At each Workshop, I provide a guided your of the venue – Wroxton Abbey, which is actually a Jacobean mansion (built on the site of an abbey), the ancestral home of Lord North.  The picture shows me in the Reading Room.  As ever, the winning entry will be the one that in my view constitutes the wittiest and most appropriate caption.  The winner will receive a copy of Reform of the House of Lords.


About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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21 Responses to Caption competition – the Lord is guiding

  1. seanjm72 says:

    Lord Norton was concerned that this game of hide and seek was not being taken seriously by all the participants.

  2. Tony Sands says:

    And now a polite round of applause for an uncharacteristically diffident, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, to deliver the next paper on the theme of Parliamentary Sovereignty and the use of the Royal Prerogative.

  3. Mark Shephard says:

    A novel Norton way of dealing with dissent in the Abbey…

  4. Mark Shephard says:

    The Real Slim Shady turned up for Norton’s tour.

  5. Pendragon says:

    Following the departure of Hugh Bonneville, the recasting of the Earl of Grantham left a lot to be desired

  6. Croft says:

    Lord Norton explains, to a puzzled audience, his novel fitness regime of crushing watermelons with his bare hands!

  7. Jessica Faulkner says:

    Man badly disguises himself as a lampshade.

  8. Christian Twigg-Flesner says:

    “Lord Norton forgets that his favourite cat is wearing the invisibility cloak…”

  9. ken Wilkinson says:

    Lord Norton shows off his lampshade levitating skills.

  10. Seamus Millen says:

    Noble Lord misunderstands the ‘right to be forgotten’ by hiding under a lampshade.

  11. James Heale says:

    Throwing shade again Lord Norton?

  12. Tony Sands says:

    LN: As one can see from the wood panelling, the architecture is clearly in the Jacobean style with shades of John Lewis.

  13. maude elwes says:

    LN stands with eyes closed, looking mesmerised, as if in prayer, ‘This is where we come to absorb the new politic. You see, you have to be aware; ‘every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except endless present in which party is always right.’ We chant 1984 by rote, George O knew a thing or two.

  14. Neil M says:

    And now the Reading Room.
    While you admire this rare first edition of “The Commons in Perspective”, I will be removing copies of anything not written by me.

  15. Gerry McMahon says:

    “With me everybody, you’ll all pick it up as we go,if you’re happy for you’re happy and you know it clap your hands….”

  16. Gerry McMahon says:

    “With me everybody, you’ll pick it up as we go, if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands…..”
    (Second attempt without predictive text on.)

  17. Rob Cadman says:

    Lord (Norton) levitates lamp shade whilst shuffling invisible packs of cards

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