Thursday, 7 January 2010

That 'coup', a reporter writes...

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The main reason why there were so few 'ministers' queueing up to support their 'leader' in the failed coup yesterday was that they'd all been down the pub at home, peering out the window at the weather and pretending to be worried about not turning up to work because of the snow, but nevertheless, piling on the expenses as usual, (thirty-nine pints please Doris, and one for you as well).

This picture was taken only a few hours ago, and shows a 1949 Hoon-Hewitt, the preferred mode of transport for failed 'ministers' and their pals. In fact, if you look at the picture very carefully, they even put their names up on the top...

6 comments:

The Lakelander said...

Brilliant!

Only in England could we have a place caled "Pratt's Bottom", which Google Maps tells me is near to Orpington.

Scrobs... said...

Morning Lakes!

Thank you! Indeed, Pratts Bottom is near Orpington close to the A21, and there is also a road sign which says 'Badgers Mount, Pratts Bottom'!

Had to bring Darling in as well didn't we...

lilith said...

It makes me cringe, a couple of Hoons calling for the resignation of another Hoon. We don't want any of them. Had they been calling for a GE then I might have perked up.

Scrobs... said...

Lils that's so right...

I'd been in happy forgetfulness as to what exactly Patsy was like, until I saw her on the box last night.

She was utterly useless then in 'health', and presumably still retains her sense of incompetence now.

As for her mate, well, he's always been a loser, and is in character as we speak.

El-Kevo said...

Lakes - Pratt wasn't a pratt until we had pratts.

Scrobs... said...

It's just a local name Elecs, and everyone gets used to it.

Pratt's Spirit was the original Esso (I think), and Pratt and Whitney engines are a formidable item!

An extremely Welsh chum told me once that in his home country, the name 'Pratt' was so common that it was never a problem or a joke, and you are absolutely correct in what you say.