Sunday, June 08, 2008

E 'Pass War' Cobblers MP: "Don't You Know Who I Am?"



Cllr Kerron Cross explained Parliamentary Pass Gate in some detail back on Monday 2 June 2008 - first day back after three years is up from issue for most holders - but missed how one particular MP put his exceptionally well heeled size tens in it. (Kerron also responsible for half image above).

Tribune Diary has the story:

HE MAY not be a real, blue-blooded toff but new Tory MP Edward Timpson certainly behaves like one. On the first sitting day since the Crewe and Nantwich by-election last Monday, Mr Timpson and a lackey barged to the front of a long queue of MPs and researchers waiting for new security passes. “This is urgent”, the loyal bagman cried. “This man is a new MP and needs his pass right away.”

Bagman? Butler? Batman? Robin? Fag? The newbie and his oafish manservant were shown up good style. [Hat tip (It's Not Unusual): Sadie Smith.]

This apparently riled some of the incumbents:

Meanwhile some MPs are threatening to bring the cobbler chain owner down a peg by depositing their old shoes under his coat hook in the members’ cloakroom for mending.

Which rather reminds me of Blue Peter Shoe Gate. More anon. Perhaps.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better still - boycott all Timpsons shops - they're rubbish anyway.

Chris Paul said...

They're expensive. But they're getting towards a bit of a monopoly of the high street cobllers thing. In cahoots with Johnsons* the cleaners in some cases.

* NB Not Alan Johnson's family firm that.

Diablo said...

"Which rather reminds me of Blue Peter Shoe Gate. More anon....."

I'm still waiting for your so-called expose on the Flying Lion scandal that you promised to give us. I expect that Shoe-Gate will be another "non-scoop". You'll be getting a reputation for talking cobblers. Oh, but then again, you already have.