One gem from Andy Coulson’s GQ masterplan, the back story from the above photo.
“One of the more surreal conversations I had during the last election campaign came in a post-lunch call from Ken Clarke. “A man from the Mirror has chased me to the restaurant,” he said. “He’s dressed as a chicken. I’m not in the least bit bothered. I’m rather partial to chicken, but I would like to know exactly why he is here.” I had no idea but rang the editor of the Daily Mirror to politely seek an explanation of the stunt. “Er, basically he’s there because it’s bloody funny,” he told me. Which was more than fair enough.”
Ken Clarke was asked if he minded the Mirror chicken sitting on his lap for a photo. "Yes, I bloody well do," he replied. Then ate his lunch—
Tom McTague (@MirrorMcTague) May 30, 2013
Nothing wrong with a chicken suit at election time…