Lord bless Philip

\”My son…er…owns them.\” On being asked on a Canadian tour whether he knew the Scilly Isles.

8 thoughts on “Lord bless Philip”

  1. I have to take issue with most of these being described as gaffes. I mean:

    “Get me a beer. I don’t care what kind it is, just get me a beer!” On being offered the finest Italian wines by PM Giuliano Amato at a dinner in Rome in 2000.


    “I would like to go to Russia very much – although the bastards murdered half my family.” In 1967, asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union.

  2. I was told the Cantonese joke by a Cantonese woman in Singapore.
    My own eating habits tend to the same style.

  3. I’m surprised nobody’s written a Colemanballs type book based on Phil’s sayings. Maybe a winter research project.

  4. He strikes me as the most sensible of the whole bunch. There are very few of those quotes I would take issue with.

  5. I agree with Mr Newman,

    A lot of these can’t be qualified as “gaffes”.

    I especially liked the one about the “eating dogs for the anorexic”.

    But the mail does need to check for its own gaffes

    “So you’re responsible for the kind of crap Channel Four produces!” Speaking to then chairman of the channel, Michael Bishop, in 1962.

    I remember the opening of Channel Four but I wasn’t even born in 1962.

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