THE IRON LUMLEY! or Why Joanna's Just as Tough as Maggie

Daily Mail (London), May 9, 2009 | Go to article overview

THE IRON LUMLEY! or Why Joanna's Just as Tough as Maggie


Byline: Platell People

THE magnificent figure storming through the BBC's Westminster offices to defend the Gurkhas was as fearless as any picturebook warrior. All the Queen of the Gurkhas was missing was a mighty steed.

Or perhaps that should be her Steed. For if Joanna Lumley had been ten years younger, I suspect she would have put that New Avengers training to good use and 'done a Purdey' on the Immigration Minister, Phil Woolas, karate-kicking him into the Thames as he attempted to wriggle out of a commitment to give the Gurkhas the deal they deserve.

Certainly, La Lumley scored a direct hit on what remains of the Prime Minister's credibility when she shamed him into a face-to-face meeting after he failed to reply to her three letters.

The result? On Wednesday the PM offered private guarantees that these brave soldiers would be able to stay in the UK. 'I trust him, I rely upon him and I know he has now taken the matter into his own hands,' Lumley said -- and the nation's heart sank.

Sure enough, no sooner had the words left her lips than Brown's office was denying any new deal had been put in place.

So Lumley kept going. 'I feel absolutely confident Gordon Brown is going to do the right thing for the Gurkhas,' she said. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

THE IRON LUMLEY! or Why Joanna's Just as Tough as Maggie
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.