For generations doctors have tried to work out whether folk are plugged into reality by asking “Who is the Prime Minister?”
This stopped working with Maggie because she was there so long everyone knew – even the mad.
Doesn’t work today either, as no one knows, not even the sane……
OK, old joke, old enough that The Goons used it in Tales of Old Dartmoor (“I have made arrangements with one of the French governments”) and well known enough that I spotted it in a recent Dominic Lawson column. Lawson admitting that that’s what his reference was to.
But still, I did find myself checking Google News just now to see if it had changed since breakfast.
Update – so this is a joke that didn’t age very well then, eh?