You don't say?
When you make jokes like the ones below, you're only part joking.
Really, what you're doing is saying:
"I'm the king of Bananistan. Get me outta this sh*thole"
I always knew him as a humble man, and so is his Man Friday,
Alistair Campbell. Choirboy, with 'memoires'.
Campbell on … Blair's distress at little Britain
Saturday 21 June 1997 G8 summit, Denver
TB said it was clear he had the chance to be a major player and that gave us a great opportunity. "It's just a shame Britain is so small, physically." I said we needed a bigger-Britain policy, and we then joked around about taking over Denmark, Belgium, then France. Joking aside, I warned him against world-leader-itis, said all this stuff was hugely important, but we mustn't lose sight of the domestic, never. We were walking around in a little bubble, surrounded by heavies, which underlined literally how easy it would be to get out of touch.
Sunday 22 June
On the plane I was winding up TB on his bigger-Britain plans. "I wonder if we could get India or China. Maybe both. Britain would be so big then."