A quasi-political explanation of the Higgs Boson

I was speaking to someone about the large hadron collider (LHC) at CERN and the subject of Higgs Boson came up.  I was sure I’d heard this explained quite lucidly in terms of Margaret Thatcher at a cocktail party.  Or maybe it was just a bad dream….But sure enough, it seems that back in the 90s, CERN were looking for funding from the (Conservative) government and had to put some of their ideas to the   Minister for Science, William Waldegrave in a simple, quick and easy way!

A quasi-political explanation of the Higgs Boson