Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Labour Cabinet Ministers Are Frit

A source tells me that BBC's Question Time programme has asked all 22 Cabinet Ministers if they would appear on the programme this week. Every single one refused. So we will be treated to the views of Lord Falconer instead.

Frit.

36 comments:

Thats News said...

Gordon Brown, the man with the broken moral compass

wv = endmend...

Not a sheep said...

Empty chair with a sign reading "Frit" should be used

Ivor Biggun said...

Empty chair them then - might then get their act together and face the public as they should. Dame Dimblebore certainly ought to mention the unwillingness of cabinet ministers to appear.

Anonymous said...

Cameron made a show of Broon today once again at McPMQ's, although i can't understand Scotch accents so i can only make out about 20% of whats said during the half hour.

McLabour OUT!

pete_s said...

No conspiracy: On holiday again!

Sean Haffey said...

Yes, on HIGNFY they did a great empty chair witha tub of lard when Roy Hattersley didn't appear about 15 years ago. Apparently it was "imbued with much the same qualities and liable to give a similar performance"

Anonymous said...

Didn't 'Have I Got News for You' once put a tub of lard on the chair when Roy Hattersley bottled out at the last minute? Perhaps QT should do something along those lines; any suggestions anyone?!!

strapworld said...

Did you hear that fool Robinson on the politics show, after PMQ's saying that Labour and Brown think they have got Cameron beaten on the 10% cuts!!

Unbelievable!

Steve Expat said...

Iain, is there any way the Tories could put up Cameron, and the LDs to put up Clegg??

Labour would look like a complete bunch of Hoons if they can't/won't put up a minister against two party leaders.

I say empty chair them, with an obvious empty chair at the table, but then again this is the Beeb so of course they won't...

Paul said...

Not only empty chair them but ask the Labour chair for its opinion on each topic.

Guttersnipes and poltroons, the lot of them.

Anonymous said...

What does frit mean?

Tell me, Dale, or so help me I'll cut your pretty face.

James Hopkins said...

Its too late to suggest putting up a tub of lard now, as Iain has already said, Lord Falconer will be in the chair ... oh I see! :)

Robert said...

There's nothing like an accountable politician and none of thse are accountable politicians.

They can' defend the indefensible anymore!

Pogo said...

@Anonymous 12:35 PM "... any suggestions anyone?!!"

A haggis with a glass eye? It wouldn't make any less sense or answer fewer questions.

dearieme said...

Cheerful Charlie Chancellor, the Lord Falconer of Flatmate - I have a weak spot for him because he lies so insouciantly.

Thomas Rossetti said...

It took me a couple of minutes to find out what "frit" meant, but now that I've found its meaning, I entirely agree.

I'm not sure the Tub of Lard idea would be appropriate for a programme like Question Time. I do hope Dimbleby mentions it, though.

Anonymous said...

Can you blame ministers from not wanting to appear on Question Time, when they actually have to answer questions from real people, who are so angry about the dreadful situation our country is in.

The frozen look on Peter Hain's face when he was challenged by a member of the audience was amazing - like a rabbit in a car head light.

Cynic said...

I can understand why they wont appear. Someone might ask them if teh PM has their total and complete support

Turkeybellyboy said...

IMO they are beating a tactical retreat in the light of the utter chaos over the last few weeks.

Basically they want to take themselves out of the public eye and re-launch presently - probably a Lord Peter scheme

DiscoveredJoys said...

A surgical truss - provides support but is not cognitively aware or as good as the real thing.

Conand said...

The Cabinet obviously watched Hain getting mauled last week when he tried out the Labour scare tactic slogans on the public.

peterbotting said...

Iain, so few words tell us so much about this government.

Eloquent brevity!

Anonymous said...

Off topic but I saw this on Bob Piper's blog:

http://www.thestirrer.co.uk/julie-must-go-mark-must-stay-1706091.html

Look at who is persecuting him. Not Julie Kirkbride. So she should go to bat for him now and show everybody what valuable qualities empathy, forgiveness and tolerance are. They are sorely missing in the NuLabour government.

And her party should give her all the help they can in this. It is the one great dividing line that does resonate with the public.

Man in a Shed said...

What's worse is this sort of cowardice is selling the country short as Labour try to keep the debt gravy train running long enough for the next general election.

English First said...

I asked the office of my MP yesterday if he was coming along to his constituency to face the electorate. I was asked why. Because he has thieved off the constituents I said. His girl friend (secretary) slammed the phone down on me!

I guess he isn`t coming then!

Who is my MP? The one who spent years trying to hide the expenses scandal - The Right Dishonourable David Maclean, Penrith & the Borders (Conservative).

East Midlands said...

Dumbleby will be lost without his Left Wing team. It will not be the same with out the usual socialist and LibDem dribblings.Nick Robinson ain't going to like this!

East Midlander said...

They do not need Socialists on the programme when it is chaired by the Brown Broadcasting Conspiracy trotskist lackey Dimblebore.

Anonymous said...

Could be worse, could be Lord Foulkes!

neil craig said...

Falconer was on a few weeks ago. Looks like he is their entire 2nd team.

Mirtha Tidville said...

It isnt so much that they wont appear, its cos Lord Cowdenbeath wont let them........he does see things quite differently from the lower basement floor of the Bunker Room you know........

Anonymous said...

Expect to see an appearance by John Healey (new housing minsiter) on Question Time not Charlie F (at one time the housing minister).

Victor, NW Kent said...

That post about John Healey scared the wits out of me. I thought, as I skimmed the posts, that Dennis Healey was back.

Couldn't they have got Kitty Ussher for QT? She hasn't much to do.

EdBallsSoWeak said...

So these wonderful democrats are unable to find a volunteer from the 22 people who are supposed to lead this country.

I'd offer the BNP their seat. I disagree with what they say, but they have more balls than these lot who hide behind unelected smear groups.

Anonymous said...

"I asked the office of my MP yesterday if he was coming along to his constituency to face the electorate. I was asked why. Because he has thieved off the constituents I said. His girl friend (secretary) slammed the phone down on me!

I guess he isn`t coming then!

Who is my MP?"

Based on the above I'd have guessed Andrew MacKay, LOL

Meanwhile I second the suggestion that the BNP be invited to fill the seat every time New Labour fail to put up any of their supposed heavyweights - after all the BNP now claim to be more Old Labour than anyone else.

Rob said...

Parliament is the place to answer questions not on the BBC

Anonymous said...

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