Jim Callaghan, Britain’s Labour Prime Minister in the late 1970s told a great story which I read about last week.
In the early Thatcher years he received a telephone call from a zealous young woman, campaigning on behalf of Labour.
“Can we expect your vote?” she asked.
“Oh definitely”, Jim replied.
Encouraged by this, she asked whether he’d be prepared to become more deeply involved with the Party.
“Well,” Jim said, “I was Prime Minister last year”.