Waterhouse witticisms

An email from a reader alerted me to the death last week  of British journalist and writer  Keith Waterhouse.

His final column for the Daily Mail, published four months ago, was It’s English as she is spoke innit?

If these two quotes, attributed to Waterhouse, were applied to New Zealand at whom and which city would they be directed?

(Of Margaret Thatcher) “She addresses people as though they had lost their dog.”

“Brighton is a town that always looks as if it is helping police with their inquiries.”

3 Responses to Waterhouse witticisms

  1. 1. “She addresses people as though they had lost their dog.”

    Helen Clark.

    2. “Brighton is a town that always looks as if it is helping police with their inquiries.”

    Whangarei.

  2. homepaddock says:

    1. That was my thought too.

    2. I don’t know Whagarei well enough to comment.

  3. Paul Corrigan says:

    1. Jenny Shipley
    2. Christchurch

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