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Latrine-cleaners and politicians

Dalrymple writes:

Someone has to do politics, just as people have to do other unpleasant jobs, such as cleaning lavatories.


One of the shortest recorded careers in the Civil Service

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 18.30.18On coming down from Oxford, writes Dalrymple, Ivor Brown joined the Civil Service.

He was asked as his first task to deal with an official request by the constabulary of Staffordshire for more lavatories.

Brown decided that the Civil Service

was not for him, and resigned after two days.

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