Craig Brown is also Private Eye's satirical diarist. Past the eye-catching headline, I think his point about Lennon's Working Class Hero is very well made.
Oh Morrissey, you're just like Mrs Thatcher
- Daily Mail
By CRAIG BROWN
One of the most striking characteristics of Nelson Mandela was his complete absence of self-pity. After 27 years in prison, most of us might have emerged with a ‘Why me?’ look on our faces, but somehow Mandela looked full of hope.
In this, as in so many other respects, he was out of kilter with the times.
One of this year’s bestsellers, the autobiography of Morrissey, is awash with all the self-pity one might expect from the composer of the Top Ten song Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now.