n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - My political memoirs : inspirations

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Among my childhood ambitions, besides wanting to play cricket for Scotland, win a Nobel prize and make a hit record, was a vague plan to become a member of Parliament. I took the initial steps towards the first three - bowling at stumps in the garden, reading the and doing five-finger exercises - but soon the excuses began. The grass was too wet. The piano was in the coldest room in the house. And, really, Nobel laureates had to be ridiculously brainy. I had realised that as well as putting in hard work, you need some natural talent.

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