Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vote B'Stard: Today in Fantasy Land of Haltemprice

As we look forward to the first meaningful by-election since Crewe - on Thursday 24 July - there is a piece of nonsense going on today. Hopefully the BBC will have joined the rest of the civilised world in boycotting this festival of idiocy. Not pushing up the £80,000 that the Ex-Tory leadership contender has cost the taxpayer. As Kerron pointed out, a few weeks ago, Haltemprice was the seat occupied by Alan B'Stard MP. Purely by coincidence?

Here's what the show's Wiki page has to say:

The main character was a selfish, greedy, dishonest, devious, lecherous, sadistic ultra-right wing Conservative back bencher. The show was mostly set in B'Stard's antechambers in the House of Commons and featured Piers Fletcher-Dervish (played by Michael Troughton, son of Patrick Troughton) as B'Stard's twittish upper-class side-kick.
B'Stard was MP for the then fictional constituency of Haltemprice. In 1997, re-drawn boundaries led to the constituency of Boothferry in East Yorkshire being re-named "Haltemprice and Howden". By an amusing twist of fate, the seat's first incumbent was David Davis, a Conservative leadership candidate in 2001 and 2005. B'Stard happened to share a middle name with Norman Tebbit although he bore no other similarities to him.

Beresford, dear boy, Beresford. PICTURE: Rob Broccoli. Yes, it's a parking ticket.


Anonymous said...

Are you driving the van LOL.

Anonymous said...

Problem is in Crewe many people are bastards so this is back fire strategy.