Friday, January 04, 2008
Starting 2008 with a 'Bang'.
I'm told that today's issue of my local weekly, the Montgomeryshire County Times has a headline about our local MP, Lembit Opik 'Starting the new year with a 'bang'. My informant was clearly implying some sort of innuendo was implied - but I said that this could not be. I know that the media have reported on some very personal details of his private life in the past, but the County Times would never stoop so low. What seems to have happened is that the newspaper had wanted a comment from him on the marriage of his former fiancee, Sian Lloyd, who married in a haze of love last weekend - and he was available for a media opportunity at a local shooting range. Perhaps he's seen all these photographs of Vladimir Putin, armed and stripped to the waist, looking manly. In fact I saw our intrepid 'hunter' when the BBC showed a clip from the same media opp two days ago. He was handling the 12 bore shotgun as if it was a musical instrument. Anyway, it wouldn't surprise me to see the headline, 'Bang Bang Lembit' appearing in Private Eye next week.