I was talking to an Ambassador at the Labour Party conference and he said he was saddened about the ever lower age of British political leaders. He said he had always associated Britain with wise statesmanship and that the younger age of Prime Ministers meant we were no longer getting this.
There have been younger prime ministers than now – Pitt I think became PM at 24 (or was it 25 – Lord Norton please advise!) Age and wisdom can be an advantage but youthful vision is not to a bad thing either.
Perhaps we should make the House of Lords a House of Elders – at least that would justify my presence there!