n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - My political memoirs : inspirations
|Article Title||My political memoirs : inspirations|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Keyword(s)||St James Hospital, Leeds|
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 Children's Encyclopaedia 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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