Labour politician Nigel Griffiths resigned from the government earlier this week , in protest against the policy to renew Trident.
My eye was caught by a profile which described him as "a proficient chess player". It seems he's played Kasparov at some stage, although what exactly he meant by, "I barely survived one round with the world chess champion", I'm not entirely sure. Gazza played a simul against MPs a while back. I wonder if he's referring to that.
Now, individual members of the government are not universally regarded as being completely unwilling to sacrifice long held principles for short term political gain - so I'm pondering whether chess players are simply all-round better eggs than non-chess players ... or whether perhaps we shouldn't be too harsh on Labouristas after all.
Tom found this game via google (played at Simpsons in 1997)...
[deleted due to malware: game can be seen here - ejh Jan 2016]
There's some problem with chess publisher today. The actual game finished ...
33. d5+ Kxd5
34. Rd7+ Kc6