Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Anything to declare Jeffrey...?

Spotted jailbird Jeffrey Archer poncing on TV last night as part of a panel giving away money to good causes.

Archer - still officially 'Lord' Archer despite his criminal record - was once a Lincolnshire Tory MP who returned to the county a couple of years ago to serve his prison sentence for perjury.

Now he seems desperate to relaunch his career on this Million Pound giveaway show, by convincing us what a nice chap he really is.

I understand the first question that applicants for the money were asked was:

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence?
I'm all for rehabilitation, but I wonder if panel members were asked the same question...

3 comments:

voice of reason said...

Jeffrey Archer serves as a timely reminder of just how sleazy the Tory Party is. For those of you with short memories, just sit down and think how disgusting the Tory Party was in power and how it would be if it ever got it's grubby hands on power again.

Thank you ITV!

Michael Oakeshott said...

Very good. Have read the Little Red Book of New Labour Sleaze by Guido Fawkes and Iain Dale? 101 instances of Labour sleaze in the first eight years.

And now we can add hypocrisy!

fairdealphil said...

Michael:

And I also recall the reasonable comments made by Iain Dale when a former Tory MP was recently arrested in Norfolk by police investigating alleged fraud.

Iain rightly pointed out that he was innocent unless and until he was proven guilty and didn't deserve the media treatment he had been subjected to which was damaging his character.

Well said Iain.