i find the picture of him smiling with his superior lip vanishing next to mabel with that big merry widow black hat a bit disturbing.
it's not that she can't find another man. but her supposed flirting in black attire...a bit too much.
Don't worry, it's the wonders of PhotoShop! (At least, that's what I'm hoping).
Our darling bachelor PM has a sad and longstanding reputation of grinning this baboon-like 'not-sure-how-to-handle-this-situation' socially awkward smile in the most unfortunate situations. Mabel is way beyond his league (but that's me playing that broken record again).
Pomme, are you saying Mabel is beyond him in what way please? I don't quite understand what you mean
Sorry Geta for not replying sooner.
I think Mabel is an extremely clever, focused and ambitious woman that should and would rightly aim her love arrows (if she has any left that is) to someone with much much more intellectual and international clout/power/capacities than our blundering PM. Through her (former?) work with The Elders she mingles with the high and mighty (as she did in previous jobs too), and her former lovers are proof of that. Besides, 'qualifying' to be a lovable and loving spouse of the cleverest of The Bee's three boys (plus mother of his daughters), is quite a feat in itself!
IMO she's much more likely to find a high-powered, low-profile non-controversial (ie not a local politician!!) man and have him as her lover, that she's to remarry.