22 comments on “Good God, are we hiring fuckwits as MPs?

  1. If you read his subsequent tweet, you’d know he was on his own car, stuck in traffic.

    Fact checking, Tim. It’s considered useful.

  2. In the Toxdadger they fact-check, and then carry the story only if it is wrong. Or so I suppose.

  3. I regularly walk from Victoria to Horse Guards Avenue.

    Anyway, anybody taking their car in to Central London when they don’t need to, even if they have a special parking place, is presumably some degree of fuckwit.

  4. “Anyway, anybody taking their car in to Central London when they don’t need to, even if they have a special parking place, is presumably some degree of fuckwit.”

    Especially when the cabbie’s protest was well known. And he presumes to be so knowledgeable that he can pass laws the rest of us.

  5. Yes, just choosing to drive into Westminster for work marks him out as a fuckwit, black cab protest or not.

    “OMG WHY IS THERE A TRAFFIC JAM HERE? IN LONDON???? WTF??????”

  6. Apparently he had driven down from Dudley (where he is MP). So he couldn’t have just abandoned his car in Victoria. No doubt if he’d known he would be stuck for two and a half hours, he would have stuck it in a car park in Victoria and walked.

    Also driving into central London early afternoon is hardly peak traffic time, and it’s perfectly doable.

    So no, not really a fuckwit.

  7. London could do with a king sized park and ride scheme.

    I often drive to the London outskirts from the back of beyond then hop on a tube or train, but only my local knowledge of parking zones etc makes it worthwhile.

  8. As a general note, we’ve been hiring fuckwits as MPs for as long as I can remember.

  9. Andrew,

    > No doubt if he’d known he would be stuck for two and a half hours

    He’s an MP. It was industrial action. It was announced in advance. Everyone knew what its effect would be. If he didn’t know about it, he’s a fuckwit. Either his secretary told him and he ignored them, or he’s a fuckwit for hiring a fuckwit of a secretary.

  10. S2,

    “Yes, just choosing to drive into Westminster for work marks him out as a fuckwit, black cab protest or not.”

    Yeah. Sounds like he was car-sharing, but in that case, you park the car at somewhere like Watford and take the train to Euston.

    (I sometimes drive to Slough, park and take the train in to Paddington to avoid getting completely stiffed by FGW).

  11. He should have just abandoned his car, got out and walked home. It turned out OK for Michael Douglas in ‘Falling Down’.

  12. Hey, lets not be too hard here, a Socialist is getting an education in the realities of life. You never know it might make him think. Highly unlikely I know, but every oak tree has to start with an acorn.

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