Now as you know we haven’t taken that much interest in national politics since the Whigs were around.
However we couldn’t let yesterday’s announcement that Jeremy Corbyn had retained the leadership of the Labour Party go without comment as we were hoping it would land a much needed metaphorical punch in the mouth to some complacent local politicians.
But then we read that within an hour of the announcement that Jezza had been lured over the River Mersey and was busy making pizza in a community cafe in Birkenhead and we realised that it was going to be more a case of conciliatory limp handshakes.
As you can see from the above picture the gang’s all here – there’s Frank Field on the left (which has to be a first) , faithful acolyte and serial failure Cllr Moira “Matron” McLaughlin , former Wirral Council control room favourite Cllr Chris Meaden , Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood and of course on his phone recording everything for posterity Liverpool Echo journalist Liam Murphy – because as we know Murphy is fond of pressing the ‘record’ button.
We wonder whether Frankenfield found time to explain his recent letter to J.K.Rowling slagging off Jezza or whether McLaughlin was able to discuss the publication of Ofsted Children’s Services inspection report and whether there was any connection as to why some of Birkenhead’s kids found themselves being used as props in a cynical,political photo-op.
Whilst there has been much talk about Corbynistas seeking to purge the Labour Party of MPs who are hostile to their glorious leader – and it must be said Frankenfield has been one of Jezza’s bitterest critics – it would seem that in the name of party unity all has been forgiven. All of which leaves us with our own urge to purge – pass the sickbag these two-faced, deeply manipulative , disloyal local politicians make us want to throw up our pizza.