Sunday, May 10, 2009

If she stood for election tomorrow she'd win with a landslide!




Democracy at work British style.

A brief background for non-British readers: the Gurkas are a fighting unit within the British armed forces recruited from Nepal. Despite fighting and often dying for us they have been treated shabbily in terms of citizenship rights.

Then along comes British National Treasure Joanna Lumley (the thinking man's crumpet, AKA Patsy Stone from "Absolutely Fabulous"), the daughter of a British officer who commanded the Gurkas and shames the politicians. It is a bravura performance.

Now that's how to deliver a handbagging! I doubt he knew what hit him (but then I doubt he was listening to a word she said. Apparently you don't when you are in The Presence).