Speaking of jokers, Brian Coleman has been blogging again, unchastened by his recent scapes. He reminds us that he is a member of one of the City of London Livery Companies, the Worshipful Company of Farriers (blacksmiths) of all things.
When you look at their website, you have to feel quite sorry for them having this oik on board, because this organisation actually seems highly respectworthy, organising training for young people that want to pursue this genuine and honorable trade.
Quite how Coleman managed to insinuate himself into their ranks is hard to fathom.
Still, there it is and we can enjoy some mirth noting that the Farriers rank 55th out of 108 in the 'precedence' of Livery Companies, below the horn workers but above the road and highway pavers.
The Farriers' motto is Vi Et Virtue, Latin for By Strength and by Virtue. Phnar!
What on earth does Brian Coleman know of - or care about - horses?!
P.S. This Friday's joke was just too easy to write. Political life in Barnet is too ludicrous for one even to be able to compete. I think the bloggers should go somewhere more prosaic - Nuneaton? - where we will have to learn to be truly inventive.