Ooooh - they can be so rude!Hi! The quote above is the foremost paragraphs from an article by a Daily Mail's columnist. Would you please answer me the following questions? Thank you.
Q1: (Tony Blair's suntan) preceded him by a good yard =? Blair is believed to have used artificial tanning, so his suntan was rather too obvious
Q2: Thatcher Room=? A room named in honour of Margaret Thatcher
Q3: That must have niggled a bit =? What does "that" refer to here? The fact that the meeting was held in a room named in honour of a notable predecessor as Prime Minister, and suggesting that Blair feels he should also have a room named for him.
Q4: Who is "the poor ruddy British taxpayer"? Me - and everyone else in the country who is being ripped off by taxation.