For a cause and a pint.
Coronation Street barmaid Michelle Connor (real name Kym Marsh formerly of Hear’Say) will join publicans and CAMRA to lend her support by pulling pints for “special guests” including Guido.
As pleasurable a prospect as this is, Guido would rather it was not necessary, however the British beer and pub industry is under severe and sustained pressure from Alistair Darling:
Sales of beer in pubs are now at their lowest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
36 pubs are closing every week.
More than 44,000 jobs have been lost from the industry between 2000 and 2005.
Economic slowdown and Darling’s announcement of yet another increase in duty yesterday – on top of plans to increase the tax on beer above inflation next year and for the next three years is piling on the pressure on pubs. Guido is single-handedly doing everything he can to help…
Guido was unable to reach Harriet Harman’s office for comment.
Reports from those returning from Manchester suggest the number of activist delegates was way down on previous years.
Government contractors, lobbyists, media and party staffers seemingly out-numbered the actual members….
UPDATE : Aha, turns out she is a lobbyist.
1 – Shaun Bailey, 37, 2 – Mark Clarke, 31, 3 – Joanne Cash, 38, 4 – Annunziata Rees-Mogg, 29, 5 – Peter Lyburn, 24, 6 – Charlotte Leslie, 29, 7 – Jeremy Brier, 27, 8 – Nicola Blackwood, 28, 9 – Helen Whately, 32, 10 – Kulveer Ranger, 33.
*Vote for them – they are all Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidates.
Picture via : Evening Standard
Politics is not exclusively “showbiz for ugly people” after all.
“The left has no taste, not even when it comes to women… As for ours being more beautiful, I say that because in parliament they have no competition.”
Guido thinks he has a point, and old Silvio knows a thing or two about women.[…]