Captain Moonlight: Joachim Major

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THE CAPTAIN'S eye was captivated by the halo acquired by Mr Major from the backdrop during his speech last week outlining his vision of a chartered Britain (below). Where had I seen that image before? Why, of course] The magnificent Giottos in the Scrovegni Chapel at Padua] I have put Mr Major into Giotto's frame to guide you. Joachim? The father of Mary, he was a gentle, grey-haired, slightly puzzled figure, of whom history records next to nothing. But what a fresco] Who knows, perhaps someone may be similarly inspired by our own prime minister. We can only hope.

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