[talking about the changes to 10 Downing Street that new Prime Minister Ted Heath made when he moved in]
Dominic Sandbrook: Keen to banish every last taint of his hated rival, Labour's Harold Wilson, Heath ripped out the dark red carpets and put in brand-new gold ones. In the Cabinet Room, out went the battered leather armchairs and the tatty green felt table and in came a symphony of beiges and browns. Heath's friends told him that it looked stylish and modern, like a cool bachelor pad. Most people thought it looked more like a boudoir.