The formidable Baroness Trumpington has, I know, a fan base among our readers. They may therefore enjoy reading the interview with here here, published in today’s Daily Telegraph. She is clearly on form, recounting her days as a wartime land girl and code-breaker at Bletchley Park, as well as her more recent encounter with Lord King, when her two-fingered gesture went viral on YouTube.
A typical extract from the article:
‘She has always played to the gallery, but not at the expense of a proper seriousness about the issues in hand. She relished being called a “fat old scrubber” by her critics for suggesting with typical practicality that sheep should be used to detonate Falklands minefields. “My point,” she said at the time, “was that you can put a sheep out of its misery and eat it. You can’t do that to a man.”’