Forget this year’s photo ops. This is the best photo of a politician, ever.

Yes, it really is Enoch Powell doing this.

Here’s the official description of the photograph from Getty: “Face tense, knees braced, Homburg firmly set up and down he goes in Belgravia, the envy of every child in sight. Mr Enoch Powell (1912-1998), 49-year-old Minister of Health, is demonstrating the correct use of the pogo stick.” The other people in the photo are Enoch Powell’s wife and their two children.

The photo got a little revival in 2003 (the fuller story behind which is here) and pops up from time to time on social media, as with Lord Bonkers.


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