Monday, 14 April 2014

Respice, Aspice, Prospice

The admirable Joe Benton has declared his intention to continue as the MP for Bootle.

The only other name in the frame is that of the Leader of the Council.

Ask the London media echo chamber to name that Council.

Ask the London media echo chamber whether, until someone mentioned Euan Blair on no basis whatever, it had even heard of Bootle.

Ask the London media echo chamber, even now, to locate Bootle on a map.

And ask the London media echo chamber to tell you anything, anything at all, about Joe Benton, who has been the MP for Bootle since a by-election as long ago as 1990.

There are 650 Members of Parliament. Almost none of them is ever given the slightest national coverage. Even comedians are preferred.

Those few MPs whose existence is acknowledged tend not to have attended the Bootle Municipal Technical College before serving apprenticeships as fitters and turners.

But then, nor do the comedians.

Funny, that.

1 comment:

  1. No prizes for guessing why you want a Catholic fundamentalist to sit on a mega safe Northern Labour seat until he is nearly 90 and you are in your early 40s.