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About a month ago I had News 24 on in the background when I heard James Landale, their chief political correspondent, say, “Jon Cruddas joins the ever-increasing set of horses who are throwing in their hats for the race to become deputy leader of the Labour Party”. This seemed excessively silly even for live TV, so I sent it in to Private Eye, who duly published it and sent me a tenner.

The day after it came out I passed James Landale in the ‘Aye’ lobby. I thought, “Technically, I probably owe you a drink for that”. But I didn’t buy him one.

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strictlytrue
Oct. 30th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
He doesn't deserve a pint, he deserves a slap. He was the guy who provided a real-life re-enactment of that bit on the Day Today where Morris says "A week is a long time in politics..." and Peter O'Hanra'hahanran says "Rab Butler" when he interviewed Douglas Alexander, saying "Nye Bevan said of the Labour party it is a crusade or it is nothing..." To which Alexander replied, "I think that was Harold Wilson." He didn't even have the grace to look embarrassed.
psychonomy
Oct. 31st, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
I've seen him hanging around down our end, so to speak, with his tie undone and a pair of sunglasses perched cheekily atop his bonce, looking insufferably pleased with himself. Twunt.
rawrphotography
Oct. 31st, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)
*YOINK*

That was the noise of me stealing 'twunt' as my new signature expletive.
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