Sunday, 27 September 2015

Sometimes, You'd Be Better Off Not Getting Out Of Bed....



...especially if you are as dim as Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Auckland. Who can't tell a genuine advert for an arms fair from a poster campaigning against it. Poor dear.

5 comments:

Ted Treen said...

Oh dear:- Professional outragees 0 - Reality 1

Rationality said...

She has form in the stupidity handicap race.

From Wikipedia

In June 2014, Goodman was invited to give a speech at the opening of a village fair at Ingleton, County Durham in the parliamentary constituency which she had represented for nine years. During her speech, she praised the village for the beauty of its waterfalls and caves and for its connection with Arthur Conan Doyle. None of these features applied to the County Durham village, but were in fact references to the village of Ingleton, situated seventy miles away in North Yorkshire. The speech reportedly "baffled" the audience and after five minutes she was called away from the microphone and informed of her mistake.

Anonymous said...

I have personal experience of Bishop Auckland - pigs in red rosettes and so on....

Jay

Andrew Scarborough said...

An, the dozy left. Such naïvety, don't you just love winding them up? It appears that somebody has yanked her strings like the front row of the LSO.

JuliaM said...

"She has form in the stupidity handicap race."

Good grief!

"I have personal experience of Bishop Auckland - pigs in red rosettes and so on.... "

Sadly true of a lot of constituencies... :(

"Such naïvety, don't you just love winding them up?"

She never acknowledged her mistake. Somehow, that's even worse!