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Douglas Alexander

Iain Dale is making hay at young Dougie's expense in a rather amusing fashion, so I feel it is my duty to see what I can dig up on Alexander.

Just like Dismal Gordon, his father is a minister of the Kirk. What is it with the Church of Scotland, eh? To her credit my mother emerged from a C of S upbringing - while not a minister's daughter - blue.

Infinitely more amusing is that he worked on the staggeringly ineffective Dukakis campaign in '88. Well, if one will employ 21 year olds..... There was a priceless article in The Onion a while back about MD winning a majority among the Dukaki, but they haven't archived it. However, I'll offer up "Visiting Gore Calls Pennsylvania 'A Hellhole'" as a substitute, as it is extemely funny.


What else? Well, his entry in the Register of Members' Interests is rather dull. He has attended the Brit Awards, for which I offer my condolences. Shame Chumbawumba weren't playing that year. To his credit, he hasn't signed any EDMs, apparently. He is moderately pro a smoking ban and in favour of ID cards

Sounds ghastly, doesn't he? Alas he seems to be dug in like a sheep tick at Paisley & Renfrewshire South - 52.6% of the vote last time - and has the nation's 80th safest side.

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Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 9:04 am

it really is a sadness for british politics when you get muppets like him in safe seats and they're with us till they die.

begs the question,is it time for thread on donut Mps who are bed blockers-non partisan  



Anonymous ajh said... 12:30 am

Ted Health during his time in Bexley or whaere ever it was. They didnt dare deselect him. Healey as well. Any suggestions Croydonian?  



Anonymous ajh said... 12:33 am

Er, HEATH, obviously. Cant think of any others in the Storm Thurmond league immediately.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:01 am

There might be an argument for compulsory reselection ahead of every election, although I'm not wholly convinced.

As to Heath, ghastly though he was, he had a reasonable record of attendance I think. I cannot imagine him holding constituency surgeries somehow. Presumably everybody knows about his will, in which more than 99% goes to funding an Edward Heath museum of sorts. Maybe we should refer to him posthumously as Ozymandias.  



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