Bring back sleaze…

OldSmoothie was being particularly indiscreet today at chambers tea today as he regaled everyone with the details of BigMouth’s confession.
“Hearing heart-warming stories like that gives me an almost nostalgic feeling that everything in the world is back to how it should be,” said HeadofChambers.
“What, where politicians are sleazy?” said TheBusker.
“And lawyers greedy?” added BusyBody.
“You’re right,” said OldSmoothie ignoring Busy Body and addressing HeadofChambers and TheBusker. “I can’t stand the hypocrisy of the sanctimonious puritanical tone of this so-called ‘new’ politics. I mean, one minute they’ve got their snouts in the trough and somehow the next minute we’re expected to believe that they’re all whiter than white.”
“Yes, bring back a bit of good old-fashioned honest sleaze,” said HeadofChambers before adding, “You know, I’ve never trusted the Lib Dems.”
“The prostitutes of payment politics,” said OldSmoothie. “They’d spin on a sixpence to get your vote.”
“Well it certainly didn’t stop the Tories jumping into bed with them,” said BusyBody.
“So I imagine you’re hardly going to claim parliamentary privilege for BigMouth?” asked TheBusker diplomatically changing the subject.
“Not if the current test is upheld,” said OldSmoothie.
“Yes, how did the judge put it?” said TheBusker rhetorically. “That putting a coin in a slot didn’t make it a part of the machine.”
“Which in BigMouth’s case is a bit like saying that taking a number two doesn’t make it a part of the sewage system,” said OldSmoothie.
“Which, with the stuff that you spout would be the perfect metaphor for you to choose,” said BusyBody finally silencing him.

June 18, 2010 · Tim Kevan · Comments Closed
Posted in: Uncategorized