Tim Mathieson, the PM's partner puts in a grueling day's work. One must wonder what will become of such an industrious fellow if his master has to vacate the Lodge next year. Blow-drying purple bouffants at the corner hair salon might be a bit too strenuous for a former "first footman" so accustomed to taxpayers' largesse.
At home at The Lodge he behaves like a very caring and solicitous partner, delivering the busy PM her morning paper and helping with an early morning blow wave for the television cameras.
"Then I have to recover during the day and sit on the couch and watch parliament which usually puts you to sleep, except for that day," he said.