Friday, 15 May 2009

Beckett tries to do a Foulkes, but doesn't get that either…

After Lord Foulkes embarrassed Carrie Gracie by getting her to admit that she earned £90,000, our Housing Minister thought she’d try the same thing today.

She was being harangued by Dermot Murnaghan on Sky who was questioning her about staffing arrangements and what her workers really did for her.

“I would not have said this to you normally, it’s not a tactic I’ve ever adopted – I don’t know what you earn, but I bet it’s a hell of lot more than they do.”

The presenter replied: “What I earn is not an issue is it? That’s between me and my employer. I’m not a public servant. I’m not making claims and I can assure you I’m not making claims for pot plants and food.”

Obviously it only worked for Foulkes because Gracie, as a BBC presenter, is also paid from the public purse. Never mind Margaret.

5 comments:

subrosa said...

LD you could have found a more flattering photo surely? Perhaps not.

Dark Lochnagar said...

From the photie, I can't believe that Beckett is of this world. Remember that sci-fi series about 20 years ago called "K" or something about earth invaders who looked like humans but were actually lizard like creatures underneath?

allnottinghambasearebelongtous said...

It was called 'V'. And apparently its being remade!

Bent Society said...

LOBBY - you need to check this out.

Were Kirkbride's stalker stories a "wasting police time" fabrication to keep her address out of the public eye? here: http://bentsocietyblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/liar-kirkbride.html

Oldrightie said...

Beckett, now there's a sad face.

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