An Unnecessary Role

embracing false choices

In which Eric Pickles laboriously explains his own joke

with one comment

In doing some research, I found this report from February, a section of which I present without comment:

Responding to the shadow communities and local government secretary Caroline Flint in the Commons on Wednesday, Mr Pickles said: “The deputy leader of Nottingham Council is a gentleman called Graham Chapman.

“Obviously this is the same name as a late and long-missed member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

“Now it seems to me that the right honourable lady should get on the phone to this gentleman and tell him, as his namesake’s mother did in The Life of Brian, that he might be the deputy leader of Nottingham City Council, but he’s a very naughty boy.”

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Written by samelliot

June 9, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Posted in Localism

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  1. […] from Eric Pickles recounting Monty Python jokes (like some kind of giant student) I have been […]


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