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Tessa Jowell 'out on the tiles'?

That is what the Minister for the North East thinks she was up to yesterday:

"My right hon. Friend the Minister for the Olympics had hoped to attend the debate, but she is metaphorically “Over the hills and far away”—no doubt “Out on the tiles”—so that leaves me to say to my hon. Friend, “Your time is gonna come”. Through “Good times, bad times”, my hon. Friend has been a champion for Middlesbrough and for Cleveland".

The oh so waggish Nick Brown was responding to Middlesborough MP Ashok Kumar, who wants the Olympics to benefit the North East. Doubtless. Perhaps he could start by getting the Smoggies to stump up part of the cost of "The world's largest outdoor steroid abuse festival".

Brown may well have secured a freebie to see the Led Zeppelin reunion last night, hence the blizzard of Zep references above. Can't say that either Brown or Kumar strike me as Zep afficionados, but who knows?

However, he chose all the wrong song titles. From LZI he could have picked the rather more apt 'Dazed & Confused', 'Communication breakdown, from LZII 'What is and should never be', The Lemon Song' and 'Ramble on'. This is like hunting sheep with a 12-bore, isn't it? Getting a touch more edgy, there's 'Gallows Pole' on LZ3, 'The Wanton Song' on Physical Graffiti and the Blind Willie Johnson, Josh White etc derived 'Nobody's fault but mine' on Presence.

Meanwhile, back at the plot, was La Jowell ever reconciled with her husband, if so what would he think of the accusation?

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Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said... 11:16 am

"The world's largest outdoor steroid abuse festival".

Now is that nice?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:03 pm

Maybe not, but is it incorrect?  

Blogger Ed said... 6:15 pm

I think it's high time there was a Minister for My Balcony

Are you certain that Mr Jowell ever moved out?  

Blogger Newmania said... 9:00 am

I noticed two instances of a cheek by Jowell gag in the last week. Surpised you are not jumping in C  

Anonymous verity said... 11:04 pm

Ed - V good! Perhaps he wore sweats and a little woollie cap.

I must say, I was quite taken with "the world's largest outdoor steroid abuse festival", although I believe that some of the events are indoors in something they refer to as "stadiums", Mr C.

Perhaps just cut to the chase and call it the world's largest steroid abuse festival. If there were some way of tying it in with Woodstock, that would be nice.  

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