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A late breaking *pearl* from Hansard

The Lords, naturally:

Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that, as a person over 60, I am continually bombarded with spam emails? They are always the same and are usually about penile extensions, Viagra or inkjet cartridges. Do I look like a man who requires inkjet cartridges?

A noble Lord: Yes!

This exchange came as part of a debate on internet access for the over 60s etc, sparked by Baroness Rendell of Inspector Wexford, and is worth a skim.

(Mackenzie has a fairly colourful recent past, judging from his wiki entry)

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Blogger This Observer said... 2:38 pm

This is why I love the House of Lords!

Thanks for posting this.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 2:42 pm

They are a splendid bunch, by and large.

My pleasure, it would have been selfish to have kept it to myself.  

Blogger JuliaM said... 4:10 pm

Another good reason to keep the Labour hands off the HoL!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:32 pm

Julia - Yup, even half-way messed up by that lot it still does a sterling job, although - full disclosure time - Mackenzie is a recent life peer  

Blogger David Vance said... 12:49 pm

Good one!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:00 pm

David - Cheers. If they keep coming up with good 'uns, I'll be on the look out.  

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