|Rt. Hon. Mycroft Holmes.M.P.|
"The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" presents Mycroft Holmes as a pivotal figure in the business of good government.
But would be make a good Member of Parliament? Has he the makings of a great Prime Minister?
What follows is a light-hearted mini-blog which dares to wonder:
|The Great Miliband Petition|
In the real Corridors of Power, a Titanic struggle rages between two real brothers for the Tory leadership. One is a serving Member of Parliament, his younger brother a consultant detective.
The Rt. Hon. Mycroft Holmes M.P. for Westminster would seem the more qualified by far...yet such is the cult of celebrity in Britain today that Sherlock is the better known (and beloved) amongst the mass of voters who were recently mesmerised by the BBC docudrama SHERLOCK and instrumental in His Return to the small screen after a nationwide outcry at the apparent suicide of their hero during a live election broadcast from Bart's Hospital. Readers of this Blog will recall the wailing in the streets (of Glasgow, Montevideo and Madrid as well as London) when it was announced (prematurely as it emerged) that the Great Detective was no more.
Heads rolled at the BBC. But the damage was done and it took a nationwide tour in The Battle Hansom to reassure the electorate that Sherlock Holmes lives and is ready for the fray. Who has not felt (whatever their political colouring) the frisson of excitement on hearing once again, on lips we thought closed for ever, that rallying election cry, 'The Game's Afoot!'?
Sherlock or Mycroft? Which would make the better Prime Minister?
Comments please here, on Facebook, via Twitter, by Telegram, by e-mail, snail-mail, Irregular-mail, by hand to the doorman at the Diogenes Club or in person to Mrs. Hudson (election agent), Baker Street...
THE TWO BURNING QUESTIONS.
1. Which Holmes would make the better Prime Minister?
2. If they were real people, would you like Miliband or &Miliband or both as your First Minister?