My inquiries here show that this is a greatly under-exposed area. Teams of Moonlight picture researchers toiling round the clock produced a sadly small crop of British politicians facing the cameras unsuited, at least officially, if you get my drift. The only significant bareness we could raise belonged to Lord Hailsham, who used to be pictured regularly bathing at seaside conferences when he was Quintin Hogg.
Among prime ministers, Harold Wilson did manage to show a leg or two, on the Scillies, but Edward Heath seems to have kept his trousers on, even on board Morning Cloud. These, though, are desperate times. Mr Major should explore every avenue to popularity and respect. He has nothing to lose. Go on, John, get them off.
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