Whatever you say, don’t mention the war

Christopher Frayling could well be seeking a new scriptwriter following a gaffe to students on a recent trip to Germany. Fired with pre-election fervour, the eloquent Royal College of Art rector told the assembled group that what Britain really needs is a prime minister with an arts background, rather than experience in the law or public service. “We had one of those,” said one local bright spark. “His name was Adolf Hitler.” Ouch.

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