12th January 1993

Dear John Major,

On the 29th March you and I will both be fifty.
Has it ever occurred to you that, but for a twist of fate, I should be Prime Minister and you could have been the Man in the Nudge Nudge sketch from Monty Python?
I hope you don’t feel too disappointed,
Happy birthday anyway,

Eric Idle

(Via Letters of Note. Nudge Nudge depois do salto.)