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Spot the similarity...

From Hansard:

Mr. Steen: May I first compliment the Solicitor-General on her new pixie look?

The Solicitor-General: First, let me respond to the hon. Gentleman’s effusive personal compliment to me, which I take in very good heart. I am more frequently likened to a goblin than a pixie, but I am doing my best.

And who is the SG? It is Vera Baird, who looks like this:


And for those not up to snuff on mythical humanoids, the first relevant google image hits for a pixie and for a goblin:



Far be it for me to be gallant, but I think pixie is a closer match.

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Anonymous nomad said... 12:48 pm

do hope for his sake that the good Mr Steen is not a .. um.. fairy...I  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:55 pm

Ho ho. It would appear not, and Steen is, by all accounts, un preux chevalier and an adornment to public life.  



Anonymous verity said... 1:58 pm

Mr Steen appears to be a bit of a git. It was a condescending remark designed to remind Ms Whatsit that she is a member of "the fairer sex" and a weaker vessel.

I thought her response was pretty robust and turned his ridiculous comment on its head.  



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