Who do you think Gordon Brown is most like ?
After Gordon Brown allowed himself to be compared with Heathcliffe from "Wuthering Heights" a poll carried out by YOUGOV in the Sunday Times asked the 1800 voters which fictional character they thought the Prime minister was most like.
The options YOUGOV gave and the percentage answers were:
Macbeth (ruthlessly claimed the top job then it went wrong) 33%
Uriah Heep (Dickens's ‘very humble’ but insincere character) 11%
Macavity (T.S.Eliot's cat who always disappears when things get tough) 9%
Oliver Twist (who always asked for more) 6%
Dr Dolittle 3%
Mr Pooter (the city clerk in Diary of a Nobody) 2%
None of these 19%
Don’t know 15%
I'm with those who voted, if a little tongue in cheek, for Macavity the mystery cat:
"Macavity, Macavity, there's no-one like Macavity,
He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity"
... and each verse ends with:
"But when the crime's discovered, Macavity's not there!"