Conversation, 1990s

The Deceased Lady always voted Conservative, but she didn’t talk much about politics. On this occasion, the three of us were sitting by the fireside, and the Old Man made some reference to Conservative-supporting newspapers such as the Sun. The Deceased Lady was astounded and appalled.
“The Sun‘s not Conservative!!”
“Ask BLEKE,” the Old Man advised her. The Deceased Lady looked at me.
“It certainly is,” I told her.
“Pwuhh!!” said the Deceased Lady. Clearly, she was disgusted to learn that the Conservatives received support from a rag like the Sun.
But was she disgusted more that the Sun gave its support to the Conservatives, or that the Conservatives were willing to receive it?

[Original posting 18 May 2013]

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