Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sister Sledging

Cherie Blair seems to be almost unembarrassable, but even she must cringe at the antics of her half sister Lauren Booth. Miss Booth sees the sunsetting on her career as a media pundit, for after Cherie dances off into the sunset, Lauren's unique selling point disappears. No longer is she the sister-in-law of the British Prime Minister. Hence her appearance on I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here. It's a last desperate throw of the dice designed to keep her in the media spotlight.

Yesterday she appeared to let slip that Tony Blair was intending to depart the scene in January. She then paused, and said 'oh, February, or March, or it might be April'. The intention was to make us all think that she is 'in the know'. The fact of the matter is that Cherie and Blair are more likely to confide in David Cameron than they are to talk to Lauren Booth about this or anything else. So if you become an addict to I'm a Celbrity and Lauren mentions anything to do with her famous relatives dip your fingers into the salt bowl and take a massive pinch.

20 comments:

AnyonebutBlair said...

I'm disappointed that its only Lauren Booth. Some weeks ago I had a rather lunchtime o'booze meeting with a senior media equity analyst. He had heard someone very embarrassing to Blair was going to be on the next "Get me out of here, I'm a z list celebrity". He though it was Carole Caplin. I commented as much to Guido some weeks ago. Imagine my dissappointment when I watch on Monday to find out its Lauren. Lauren who? I know more about the inner workings of Blair's government than she does (i.e. nothing). ITV should have paid what Carole wanted. She's such a flake she would have let slip some juicy stuff about Cherie that would have given us all a good laugh.

Bob Piper said...

I presume she was chosen on the same basis as that thick fat sod who used to practice horizontal jogging with Jonathan Aitken. You know the one who won last year... the gal with a criminal brother... can't think of her name, but whose only claim to be a celebrity was that she was related to a Prime Minister.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a bit pathetic. But I wonder - did you make the same argument when the 'Celebrity' was Carol Thatcher?

antisophist said...

Cherie and Lauren, half-sisters, both mendacious. Nature beats nurture.

CW said...

Iain, I thought you'd have better things to do than watch I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here!

bogdan hitchens said...

bob Piper
I would like to see you eat a kangaroo testicle. Im not saying that you couldnt , just that I would like to see you at a kangaroo testicle.
Then we could use its dick in your ear to try and f*** some sense into you.

AnyonebutBlair said...

Cllr Bob - very true. Eerily Lauren has a soon-to-be criminal brother in law (after Inspector Yates has finished with him)

Bob Piper said...

Sorry to say, bogdan hitchens (is that a real name or just one of those silly made up ones) but I don't eat meat... but given the bollocks coming out of your mouth, perhaps you can tell me what they taste like.

anyone but blaior... surely you have a better understanding of power relationships within the state than that? I've got good money that says Blair gets away with it if you would like to match it in a little wager.

Anonymous said...

I would have thought that the 'balance of cringe' was still the other way. Not only the pear-shaped half-sis speaking-tour lawyer but also the hubbie who needs his masseues's crooked boyfirend to buy property for him -and starts the odd illegal war.

Anonymous said...

CW , Iain is still working on the webTV version:

"I'm sadlynotacelebrity getmeintothere!"!

masked marvel said...

"Vegetarianism is harmless enough though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness".

Robert Hutchison, address to the British Medical Association, 1930

Anonymous said...

I think she is well tasty :-)

hannibal said...

Bob, even for a lefty vegetarian trying to assert that Lauren Booth is the equivalent of Carol Thatcher is wrong, wrong in so many ways.

You'll see. Carol won the public over last year, including many of my apolitical and even socialist colleagues. She is a decent sort, a genuinely good egg.

Lauren is cut from the same cloth as her half-sister, she's NO chance of winnin and will probably be one of the earliest evictees from the jungle. Good riddance to her too.

If I'm wrong I'll eat a nut cutlet for my Christmas lunch.

AnyonebutBlair said...

Cllr Bob. On balance, sadly I agree and think the prospect of the CPS prosecuting Blair, a sitting and democratically elected MP and PM unlikely. However I'm prepared to put my money where my mouth is and give £10 to you or to any other cause you nominate if you are right. If Blair gets prosecuted, then can you please donate £10 to the Conservative Party ;-)

Ian Thorpe said...

Yeah but...yeah but... she's quite cute isn't she? Though not enough to make me watch.
Now if I thought I might see Cherie putting a Kangaroo testicle in her mouth that would be something worth watching.

billy said...

Bob Piper said...
.... surely you have a better understanding of power relationships within the state than that? I've got good money that says Blair gets away with it ....
2:05 PM

So is this Brother Bob saying he knows that his leader is guilty but is above the law?

Rev Spooner said...

Now if I thought I might see Cherie putting a Kangaroo testicle in her mouth that would be something worth watching.

Actually, I reckon Cherie could get the entire kangaroo in...

Shotgun said...

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a bit pathetic. But I wonder - did you make the same argument when the 'Celebrity' was Carol Thatcher?


No, but since when is that fucker even remotely the same stature as Margaret Thatcher?

Bob Piper said...

anyonebutblair, seems fair. What time limit though... before Blair leaves office? Make the cheque out to Mr t. blair and i'll see he gets it... he might need the money, you know.

billy... I don't know any more than you, but my conjecture is as good as anyone else's. As for Cherie and kangaroo's testicles, if she was going to insert one in to any orifice, publicly, I suppose the mouth would be best.... finally shotgun, I don't think the old bat's stature was under discussion, it was her dozy bloody daughter.

AnyonebutBlair said...

Cllr Bob: re time limit on the bet. How about by the next Queens speech? I don't want to link it to time in office as if he is to be prosecuted Blair will resign beforehand! Thus forcing me to part with £10 to his mortgage fund.