Megaphone diplomacy leads to a dialogue of the deaf.
1985 Quoted in the Observer, 29 Sep.
How on earth are the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England?to be taken seriouslyagainst that kind of background noise? It is rather like sending your opening batsmen to the crease, only for them to find, the moment the first balls are bowled, that their bats have been broken before the game by the team captain.Baron Howe
If some of my former colleagues are to be believed, I must be the first minister in history to have resigned because he was in full agreement with government policy.Baron Howe