An old expression that I’ve just made up is that the best ideas are those you nick from someone else. This blogpost is one of them.

There is a hashtag on twitter called #FantasyCaretakerGovernment where people have been choosing their fantasy cabinet if Boris Johnson loses a vote of confidence in the House of Commons. Jeremy Corbyn’s handlers have laughably suggested Magic Grandpa himself to lead the country. As soon as I stopped laughing and then crying, I decided to choose my own leaders.

There are no politicians in my top team. I’ve just gone for people I really like who largely seem to be good people and clever. They make me feel better, too.

Here then, is my fantasy cabinet. Got to be better than Johnson v Corbyn, hasn’t it?

  • David Attenborough
  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Clive Anderson
  • Professor Brian Cox
  • Stephen Fry
  • Dame Jessica Ennis
  • Stormzy
  • David Beckham
  • Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie
  • Sir Andy Murray
  • Clive James
  • Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Gary Lineker
  • Saffiyah Khan (Specials fans will know her)
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (if Farage hates them they are good enough for me)
  • Hugh Grant
  • Karen Clifton
  • Michael Palin