Now for something different… a New Year caption competition

Happy New Year to readers.  I thought it may be appropriate to have a caption competition.  The picture is not related to the season, but rather chosen because it constitutes something of a blank canvas.  I leave it to the inventiveness of readers to come up with a caption.  As ever, the winner will be the entry that in my view is both witty and appropriate to the context.

As usual, the prize will be one of my publications.  If you do not already have a copy of Governing Britain – though I like to think (ever the optimist) that only a small number of readers will fall in that category – then a copy of that is on offer.

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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16 Responses to Now for something different… a New Year caption competition

  1. Rob Lawson says:

    There appears to be an HS2 tunnel boring machine coming through the wall. It must have taken a wrong turn at Princes Risborough.

  2. Alex M says:

    Some appear more concerned than others when the desert list shown lacked any cake.

  3. jacobhougie says:

    “And as you can see here, by 2025, there’ll be 22 major global crises per day.”

  4. Helen Whittaker says:

    And as Professor Chris Whitty would say #nextslideplease……

  5. Tim Griffiths says:

    ‘I’m so sorry. Honestly I don’t know how that picture got there. But if you would like to buy a copy…’

  6. Kath says:

    World domination starts with a thorough understanding of the constitutions of each nation.

  7. Jonathan says:

    Lord Norton demonstrating that the virtual Lords chamber he has just built in Minecraft does not allow for unplanned, informal encounters between members.

  8. Simon Lamb says:

    “So, for the cover of the 634th edition of the British Polity, we commissioned this Banksy original of Betty Boothroyd doing the splits.”

  9. maude elwes says:

    What do you mean exactly? Freedom of speech is denied as I voiced opinions not suited to Corporate Globalism? And, Belmarsh has a spare cell ready for use?

  10. Rob Falconer says:

    And our next speaker will be our Prime Minister … just as soon as he can get off that zip wire

  11. Mark Shephard says:

    And as you can see, we could create a lot of extra informal institutional space by erecting a conservatory at the base of Victoria Tower with rather splendid views over Victoria Gardens.

  12. Ged Mirfin says:

    The “eyes” to the right have it! shouted Brenda the Tea Lady entering the room – the only person allowed to interrupt Professor Norton’s Lecture.

  13. Ged Mirfin says:

    And dont forget my Tunnocks Caramel Wafer reminded Professor Norton to Brenda the Tea Lady as she parked her trolley in front of the assembled lecture attendees.

  14. Tony Sands says:

    Parliamentarians delighted by the news that much-needed reinforcements for the empty red benches have been provided by the appointment of 16 new, oven-ready peers – all part of the Prime-Minister’s policy to “beef up” the Lords.

  15. Tony Sands says:

    Yorkshire-based peer Lord Norton said to be delighted that his new classic, Governing Britain has sold thousands of copies at a special offer price of £8.99.

  16. Tony Sands says:

    Yorkshire-based peer Lord Norton is said to be delighted that his new classic, Governing Britain has sold thousands of copies at a special offer price of £8.99.

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