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Re: Further Thoughts On A Leavisite Bond ...
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1293  Thursday, 31 May 2001

[1]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 30 May 2001 18:42:17 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1264 Re: Further Thoughts On A Leavisite Bond ...

[2]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 31 May 2001 03:45:32 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1264 Re: Further Thoughts On A Leavisite Bond ...(5
or 6?)


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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 30 May 2001 18:42:17 +0100
Subject: 12.1264 Re: Further Thoughts On A Leavisite Bond ...
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1264 Re: Further Thoughts On A Leavisite Bond ...

> I think you mean 'Rimington'? Head of MI6?

Yes, that's the one -- sorry about the misspelling.  But I thought she
was 5 rather than 6?

> In what way would Prof Hawkes be like Mandelson? I think that such an
> insinuation even in jest is very nearly actionable!!!!!

There is somewhat of the night about both of them.  (And, yeah, I know
that was applied to Michael Howard.  But even I, in jest actionable or
not, wouldn't go that far.).

And, to tease out this deeply parochial British thread just a little
further (and if Hardy will allow me a rather overtly political remark)
might I encourage all of you who are signed-up members of the Labour
Party to vote for Baldrick for the National Executive Committee?

There's still time.  Just.

Robin Hamilton

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Date:           Thursday, 31 May 2001 03:45:32 +0100
Subject: 12.1264 Re: Further Thoughts On A Leavisite Bond ...(5
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1264 Re: Further Thoughts On A Leavisite Bond ...(5
or 6?)

It occurs to me that the 5 versus 6 reference may be a little obscure to
Our American Cousins.

MI5 was (cf. the FBI) internal security, MI6 was (cf. the CIA) external
security.

Dame Stella was head of internal security.

I'll avoid the obvious joke that she was being run by Jack Straw.  Or
Anne Widdicome.

Hope this clears things up ...

Robin Hamilton.

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