Monday, May 12, 2008

Thoughts you don't need

The front page of the Times this morning reveals that Blair and his wife Cherie did indeed conceive their fourth child Leo whilst staying as guests of the Queen at Balmoral. Apparently 'she had not packed her contraceptive eqipment'.

Two things spring to mind at such a statement. First, is the word 'condom' considered to graphic for the front page of a paper of record like the Times, or should we assume that 'diaphragm' was just a step too far perhaps?

Second, she's just told her child via the national newspapers that he was not meant to happen really and was just an accident due to her lapse in memory, presumably because she is 'not superwoman'. Still I'm sure they can afford to pay for him to see a good therapist and deal with any issues such things might cause.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

What were one and a half Catholics doing with [no] Condoms anyway?

Guido Fawkes said...

Someone tell the pope...

JuliaM said...

"she's just told her child via the national newspapers that he was not meant to happen really and was just an accident due to her lapse in memory..."

Class will out. As will lack of it...

Anonymous said...

Well certainly there was no coitus interruptus that evening. Contrast this to Blair withdrawing from being the elected Prime Minister (supposedly for a full term). Look what THAT gave birth to.

sadjkl said...

I thought sharing a bed Cherie was a form of contraception.

MB said...

Whatever she forget, it shows that she is not the devout Catholic that she claims to be.

Anonymous said...

The appalling mental picture of the Blairs 'on the job' in their chilly Balmoral guest room that this revelation has given rise to, has caused me no little distress. I shall have to scrub my mind's eye with bleach...

C Powell said...

Call me hopelessly old-fashioned but I just don't think that people in public life should discuss their sex life and contraception. There is private life and there is public life and the blurring of the two is leading to a coarsening of our approach to both. I wouldn't discuss these matters with my mother - not out of prudishness but because of a sense of decency and privacy - and these are after all matters which are private only to the man & women concerned (& certainly not to be discussed with your children let alone the wider world). As I say, hopelessly old-fashioned but I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Unsworth said...

Another demonstration of the Blair's lack of self control....

Could they not have sent out to the local pub - or was the slot-machine busted again? Maybe she just didn't want to spend the money, you know how 'careful' she is with (her own) cash.

Anonymous said...

Dizzy

I don't get it.... surely she would have had to pack the essential paper bag to go over her head in order to conceive.

So therefore she must have decided to pack this "conception equipment" and Leo can consider himself a wanted child.

Her contraceptive equipment was probably a diary with the "don't shag" days marked in papal purple. Or maybe a metronome to enable an effective application of the rythmn method.

Whatever, the thought of Blair bouncing up and down on Cherie is simply to horrible to hold any longer.

SP

Anonymous said...

She was juggling too many balls . . .

machiavelli said...

They could have opted for "dutch cap", I suppose...

Reminds me of that scene from Secrets and Lies. "I've got one upstairs if you want it? Bit of talcum powder, it'll be alright..."

Travis Bickle said...

But ask them about MMR and the "child's privacy is paramount"

Anonymous said...

contraceptive equipment could be catholic testing kits rather than anything else. might explain the odd form of wording too. she did decline downs screening, as per church teaching.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the Balmoral story just a front, to head off the rumours that the brat was conceived in Italy and that Berlusconi is the father?

Serf said...

.....and that Berlusconi is the father?......

Berlusconi shags good looking women.

Anonymous said...

My old GP, and also Cherie's, has long since been struck off, due to multiple infractions. (Don't ask - but if you were a female in central Westminster in the 1990s, you won't have to ask.) He was very indiscreet, though, so I am pretty sure that the problem was a forgotten diaphragm.

At least they went ahead and sprogged, though, inconvenience notwithstanding, which put them a moral stage beyond Boris and his erstwhile Pet, at least in my book.

mitch said...

I heard her chosen method was makeup remover.

lola said...

Whatever it is it is certainly just too much fucking information.

Anonymous said...

She is a Catholic so may have been 'relying' on that Persona nonsense which has varying degrees of success.

Of course, if one is trying for a family it might be helpful, as one could confine one's shagging to the 'danger periods' which the machine helpfully points out with red lights or even be an 'ambler gambler'...

Liz said...

I feel awfully sorry for her. Imagine being so cold that the *only way to create body heat* is to rub oneself vigorously against Tony Blair. Poor woman.

Henry Crun said...

c powell, quite agree, There are certain things of which a gentlemen never speaks; the man he has killed and the women with whom he has slept.