Sir John Major, one of four* men that should never have become Prime Minster, also needs a lesson in recent history.
This is what he had to say today following Brown’s trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan:
Of course, Ministers should visit our troops. But to use them as a cynically-timed pre-election backdrop is profoundly unbecoming conduct for a Prime Minister.
Sir John needs reminding that his former boss, rather than the Queen, took the salute at the Victory Parade after the Falklands War. Then she kicked off the long march to the 1983 election by visiting the troops in those far away islands.
Back to basics, Sir John.
* The other three being Anthony Eden, Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Gordon Brown.