Timely death

I read yesterday of Caroline Spelman’s defence of employing her nanny to perform secretarial duties. The BBC article details a reference she makes to her home becoming her office when she became an MP in 1997, following the “untimely death” of her predecessor.

Her predecessor was Iain Mills, who died aged 56. At what age, or in what situation, does a death become timely? And are deaths ever “a long time coming”?


2 Responses to “Timely death”

  1. art vandelay on June 9th, 2008 05:56

    Timely deaths for the general population start at 45. For some Mancunians, Celts, Australians, aristocrats, ‘peace lovers’ and certain types of chav, this can be as low as 7.

  2. ukok on June 12th, 2008 01:06

    Timely deaths for MPs is when they first get elected.

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