Friday, March 20, 2009

Ex-MP convicted after visit to The Old Soke...

Former Peterborough MP Helen Clark went ballistic in a drunken rage when she was denied more drink, a court heard.

It's a sad old business, and I hope I'm forgiven for smiling at the name of the bar where it happened: The Old Soke at the Great Eastern Hotel opposite Peterborough Rail Station...

You may recall that video of the astonishing outburst appeared on U-Tube some months ago. It was removed after Helen Clark apparently threatened legal action. I chose not to post the video itself, but if you're determined, I'm sure you can still find it on the t'internet. But be prepared for a shocking, but truly pathetic performance from someone who you may decide has a very serious problem.

I sincerely hope she's getting the help she clearly needs.

UPDATE: Guilty verdict.

7 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

I thought it was called The Great Northern Hotel Phil?

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

P/S I beat you on this one!

fairdealphil said...

Thanks for spotting my slip Geoffrey - it's definitely the Great Northern!

Not surprised you beat me - she's one of yours now, isn't she?

Anonymous said...

Is she?

fairdealphil said...

Yep, she announced she'd defected to the Tories the day after she lost her seat in 2005.

You're more than welcome!

Anonymous said...

Er, you seem to have forgotton that my membership ran out on January 1st 2008.

fairdealphil said...

yep, completely forgotten...

clearly not a fan of Dave and wee Georgie!!