John Bercow has performed a vital public service as the living embodiment of Short Man Syndrome—a warning to vertically challenged men like me not to succumb to a Napoleon complex lest we start acting like this ridiculous, shouty little twerp.
How John Bercow saved me from Short Man Syndrome, writes Toby Young.
No one has been better at serving as a warning to short men like me not to succumb to a Napoleon complex than Bercow. He should have his own chapter in Shockheaded Peter: ‘The Story of the Boy Who Over-Compensated For Being Smaller Than the Other Boys.’
Calm down, Napoleon! John Bercow has performed a vital public service as the living embodiment of Short Man Syndrome—a warning to vertically challenged men like me not to over-react when someone challenges our authority.
In the I speculate about Bercow’s future. Perhaps he’ll be made an offer he can’t refuse. No, not a peerage, but £250 a week to host a daily morning show on Channel 5 called Order, Order in which he referees spats between husbands and wives.
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