Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Ming Campbell's Egg on Face Moment

Well, when Ming said it I did wonder if he had checked his facts. My friend at Guardian Unlimited has just secured this statement from the Home Office.

"We can confirm that the Nigerian prisoner mentioned by Sir Menzies Campbell at prime ministers questions, Wednesday 26th April, remains in detention at HMP Holme House."

Methinks an apology from Sir Ming might be in order. He really can't get the hang of PMQs, can he?

UPDATE: 3.15 I have just received the LibDems daily E-News bulletin. Strangely, although there are twelve stores, there's no mention of Ming Campbell at PMQs. I wonder why. Maybe they're holding it over until tomorrow.

UPDATE: 5pm Ming has issued a full apology. Credit to him.

12 comments:

James W said...

Ah yes, Stockton, as ever right at the centre of political life...

Anonymous said...

Ming is truly useless. How could he use this without checking it? Clarke is not the only one who should resign...

Pulsar said...

Wonder who slipped Ming the "killer question" just before his 65th birthday?

ContraTory said...

Ming is proving more useless than expected. That will not prevent the Lib Dems doing well at the local elections, however.

Pulsar said...

Given that Ming has developed (after sixty four and 11/12th years)enough nous not to go out and hug a glacier you could well be right-but only by default!

Anonymous said...

It's obvious what Mig's answer will be: "they all look the same to me."

Jonathan Sheppard said...

Hmmmm - what are the odds on Ming having a bad week on your conventional wisdom index.... Pooor Ming

Jock Coats said...

Apparently he's already been to the house, apologised and said he would be writing to Chuck and Tone with a written apology.

dynamite said...

Hacks may cluck, but back in the real world, the Lib Dems are heading up in the polls, and the Tories aren't.

The Remittance Man said...

Well, at least the opposition can demonstrate the proper behaviour when making a cock up.

The lesson will probably be lost on Tone and chums.

RM

barbara worth said...

Oh well, at least it was only egg ...

Pulsar said...

Now he's writing to Dave-the poor guy needs help-and NOT from the "friend" who slipped him yesterdays question!