Ask Agatha #36 – Can I Or May I?

Dear Aunt Agatha, I'm accused of intransigence, despite often having taken account of other viewpoints. I promised to keep immigration below 100,000 a year, but happily let it rise to 288,000 when reality disagreed. Similarly, when my Advisory Council opposed...

Ask Agatha #35 – It’s Capitoline, As In Hill, Not Capitulation For Jupiter

Dear Aunt Agatha, I’ve been found out and I need help fast. After what happened across Europe and the US, I realized that only an outsider could win, so I pretended to be one. In fact I’d been a government...

Ask Agatha #34 – Peas Pleas In A Minor Key

Dear Aunt Agatha, People are still making fun of me years after I ceased to matter, and I want it to stop. People should be ridiculing Jeremy Corbyn instead. They mocked me because my dad went from performing...

Ask Agatha #33 – TB Or Not TB?

Dear Agatha, Please help me out of my despair at the terrible state of politics today. For ten years it was different with my highly talented contribution. I admit there were a few hiccups along the way, like tuition fees,...

Ask Agatha #32 A Study In Broon

Dear Aunt Agatha, People barely notice me these days. When I held the top job, I used to scream and rant and hurl staplers across the office, but at least people noticed me. Now I'm all but invisible. It all...

Ask Agatha #31 – Facing A Murky Future And Career Change

Dear Aunt Agatha, What should I do next? I’ve told everyone I’m quitting my present job in 2021 – and it might be before then if some people have their way – but I’m still a young, well youngish, woman,...

Ask Agatha #30 – ‘Kin’ ‘Eck, Failure’s A Good Gig, Innit?

Dear Aunt Agatha, I tried to found a political dynasty in the mould of the Kennedys or the Bushes, but we haven't actually achieved as much distinction as the Simpsons, let alone the Clintons. I was expected to be Prime...

Ask Agatha #29 Clap Hands, Here Comes ….

Dear Aunt Agatha, I’m tired of living under my boss’s shadow. She shows no sign of retiring, though I can't get promoted until she does. People questioned my sanity when it came out that I talk to my plants, and...

Ask Agatha #28 – Ee I Ee I O

Dear Aunt Agatha, People sing silly songs about me because my name sounds like that old guy that had a farm where animals made noises and everyone sang E-I-E-I-O. Little do they know that when I get to run the...

Ask Agatha #27 – Someone Else’s Problem Field And Politics

Dear Aunt Agatha, People keep thinking I'm their Lord and Saviour just because of my initials. In fact I'm not Jesus Christ, I'm Just Communist. I must admit I love the worship, though, the crowds singing hymns about my name...

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Gary Cohn’s Right Here, Not Trump – Trade Deficits Don’t Matter

Economist keep telling everyone that trade deficits don't matter. The only person with an economics PhD who disagrees is Peter Navarro - our problem...