Ruffled feathers

5th May 2000 at 01:00
It is 12 years since Michael Forsyth - a distant star from a dead constellation, also renowned as a one-man band - pushed through his school board and opting-out legislation at Westminster.

Peter Peacock, Labour's minister, dutifully doing in Fosyth's legislative wheezes, was in full flow last week when interrupted by the theatre intercom, advising a servitor to run immediately to phone extension 3322.

"I regret I do not have a position on that," the minister curtly replied.

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