28
Oct

Diplomacy

[The following, possibly apocryphal story appeared in this mornings
(28/03/91) Glasgow Herald.]

Lord George Brown, when the band struck up at an embassy function,
asked: Beautiful lady in scarlet, will you waltz with me?

Certainly not, was the reply. First, you are drunk. Second, it
is not a waltz, but the Venezualan national anthem; and third, I am
not a beautiful lady in scarlet, but the papal nuncio.

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