Return of Alan B'Stard
I guess it's a sign of how far we have gone from the hopes of May 1997 that Rick Mayall's wonderful creation of a Tory MP on the make Alan B'Stard is making a return in play but as a defector to New Labour
Great for entertainment and as a fan of the original series, i would love to watch it but it really is a sign of how our Government is going downhill that most people now see it as being at least as sleazy as the Tories. The current loans affair in which the treasurer of the labour Party didn't know about over £14million in loans (two sets of books?) is really the last straw.
When even the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is unsure whether such loans have been rewarded with peerages you know that things are pretty bad.
The most famous cash for perages scandal in which Lloyd George brazenly sold peerages helped to lead to the Liberals being out of power for the last 80 or so years. How ironic if the folly of Labour's most successful leader electorally, should lead his Party into the wilderness.