Ping pong politics

BACK to the ping pong: Gordon Brown had a big chancellory grin as he lost at the New Horizons youth advice centre in front of the cameras ten years ago (see Brown’s backhand). But it turns out the vote-winning act of playing table tennis in a suit and tie is an everyday part of politics. Like a rite of passage dreamed up by a this’ll-make-a-great-picture press officer, you can’t get elected unless you have a trial on the table tennis table. All apart from Barack Obama, who gets to just sit at his desk and be applauded for having a couple of bats in the White House.

Tony BlairBoris Johnson

1 Comment on Ping pong politics

  1. theo blackwell // February 26, 2010 at 4:46 pm //

    Controversially, I think Tony Blair looks a natural.

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