Sunday, March 12, 2006
Something Fishy About Margaret Beckett
The Pendennis column in The Observer today thinks Margaret Beckett let the cat out of the bag on the Today Programme this week, when she said "When we get rid of all the other blood sports, there will still be the House of Commons." Yes, Margaret, but with very few Labour MPs left in it. You see, fishing is a more popular pastime in this country than football. Apparently 4 million of us go fishing. That's quite a lot of voters to offend. Personally I'd rather listen to four hours of Richard Clayderman tinkling his ivories than be bored witless on a riverbank, but each to their own. I suspect the Countryside Alliance will be leaping on this quote like a flying salmon.