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It's very simple. I was looking for a fox.
Right. Jesus. It's our own fault. We train you guys to talk bollocks in the House of Commons and the television studio, but please spare me the dispatch box stare. I'm not Leader of the Opposition. I'm an intelligent man.
A fox. Really. There are foxes on the heath. It's quite a sight. I like to go there after doing my red boxes.
Simon. Simon. As the Prime Minister's Press Secretary, you take more confessions than a priest, so I've heard the best lies ...
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Excellent series, really witty and the Stephen Fry is sensational. If only I could be as brilliantly deceptive as his character - he's a morally challenged rogue but so lovable!
Only two things that bug me are:
1. Alison is just too stupid and I'm not sure she can pull it off sometimes (acting wise); and 2. Colin, the Australian press secretary at Downing Street, has a terrible Australian accent. It's more like a New Zealand one.
Eg, the little shut (instead of the little sh*t).
But still really looking forward to series three this year!
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