In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk


Here is another of those Rhyme Royal stanzas. Mr Toad of Toad Hall is, of course, a character in Wind in the Willows, that famous Edwardian children’s story by Kenneth Grahame. Any suggestion that Alex Johnson, our disgraced and disgraceful recent Prime Minister, might remind me of Mr Toad, or that this Rhyme Royal recurrence might be the result of our nation’s nightmare tyrant-child’s provocative attempt to grab a perch in the House of Lords for his Dadsy, would be an outrage. I might sue !