Once upon a time, Canada had a prime minister named William Lyon Mackenzie King. At 22 years, he was Canada’s longest serving prime minister. He is credited for laying down the foundations of welfare state in Canada. He was prime minister during the Second World War and was responsible for the internment of Japanese, Italian, and German-Canadians. Like all prime ministers, he made some good decisions and some terrible ones.
He also was interested in the occult and was known to commune with the spirits of the dead, including Wilfrid Laurier and his late mother. He also communed with his departed dogs, all of whom were named Pat. Except for the one called Bob.
I’m only thinking of King today because of this story in the Daily Mail. Tomorrow morning, on ITV’s This Morning programme (Think Canada A.M., but British), William Roache, aka Ken Barlow, will attempt to speak to his dogs psychically. Except his dogs are alive, unlike King’s.
Every now and again, I’m reminded that Bill Roache and Ken Barlow couldn’t be any more different. I’ll have to follow up tomorrow to see if he is successful.
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