Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ici Les Resultats des Spectator Awards

Newcomer of the Year: Peter Mandelson
Inquisitor of the Year: Frank Field
Peer of the Year: Eliza Manningham-Buller
Speech of the Year: Diane Abbott on 42 days
Resignation of the Year: David Davis
Minister to watch: Ed Miliband
Campaigner of the Year: Ben Wallace
Readers' Award: Nadine Dorries
Parliamentarian of the Year: Vince Cable
Politician of the Year: Boris Johnson


Anonymous said...

Fascinating Iain - thank you. One point -I think there is a small typo in your list. You have identified Peter Mandelson as 'Newcomer of the Year', when I think you meant 'Smug politician least able to tell the truth or say sorry of the Year'

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Scheming, two-faced, pervy, nest-feathering, truth-stretching bitching git of the year award: Mandelson, Peter, Lord of Foy (disowned by people of Foy),twice disgraced, etc. etc having a freebie at Claridges, when all the poor sods who work for a living are getting their P.45s

Now I know you are all schtupping us over.

Anonymous said...

Were Ed Miliband and Nadine there to collect the awards in person ?

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't it be "voici" rather than "ici"?

Anonymous said...

Breaking News: Councillor Lindsey Cawrey (a member of Lincolnshire County Council) has defected from Labour to Conservative.

Iain Dale said...

3.06, yes they were. Nadine made a very good speech.

Anonymous said...

Establishment back scratching.
How exciting!

Anonymous said...

Old man Mandelson - a newcomer? This has to be a joke. Mandelson's lost it. He's lost his powers of the dark arts, he just can't hack in any longer. He's too old for all of that evil stuff now. With apologies to the great John Cleese,

"'ELLO POLLY!!!!! Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o'clock alarm call...

(Takes parrot out of the cage and thumps its head on the counter. Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to the floor.)

Now that's what I call a dead parrot.

Mate, this bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four million volts through it! 'E's bleedin' demised!

'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace!...'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!! "

SteveH103 said...

I actually thought that David Davies MP for Monmouth made a better speech on 42 days but Diane Abbot got all the publicity.

Anonymous said...

I cannot stand the pair of them-Abbott and Portillo. Mandelson the newcomer? Like Brown comparing himself with Obama the newcomer! Can't also stand the smug Cable who thinks that he should have been awarded the Nobel prize for economics. Minister to watch for what, knife appearing in his hand aiming at ....?!!