Sunday, 21 October 2012

Word of the day: gobshite

I learn on Twitter that my MP, the MP for Hendon, Matthew Offord (Conservative), is in the newspapers today.

He's alleged to have got drunk at a dinner sponsored by weapons manufacturers for politicans and other movers and shakers. What's not alleged but is indisputable is that he got into a slanging match with some Labour MPs, calling them "gobshite" and "prat".

For the usually pro-Conservative Sun and the Daily Mail to point the finger this morning at Offord, rather than at anyone else, suggests that Offord was the guilty party here.

Offord has a Twitter account, but has been barring anyone remotely critical of him. If you are on Twitter and want to try following him, his name is @HendonMP.

You see, it's not his private Twitter account, but his MP Twitter account, yet he still bars constituents from benefiting from his tweets.

If they are anything like what comes out of his mouth on the prestigious occasions - as Saturday night's dinner was - perhaps we're better off not knowing.

A woman on the TUC march on 20 October apes her betters.


Moaneybat said...

"sponsored by weapons manufacturers for politicans"

Hardly prestigious, more like murderous export facilitators, all of them incuding the performing monkey Mofford

Don't Call Me Dave said...

There’s an old adage I can’t quite recall. Something to do with sticks and stones.

Mrs Angry said...

Moaneybat: perfectly put ...