Godfrey Lands Himself a Brace of Bongos

Enterprising “humble music shop” Rainbow Music “in the bonny city of Dundee” have sent Godfrey Bloom a brace of bongos:

 “It was to our surprise and bemusement that you wanted to cut foreign aid to Bongo Bongo Land, as we were not sure as to the specific geographical location of such a place and we thought you were referring to the places where Bongos’ are made and played. We were unaware that we were eligible for foreign aid it has made us further confused. As an MEP you must be well informed of such foreign aid and would appreciate it if you could point us in the direction of any money that is coming our way. In appreciation we are giving you a pair of the finest Cuban, Bongo drums which you can have a good session with. The bongos are a great way for a politician to unwind after a hard day of representing the people, particularly as you sounded rather angry and stressed out on the wireless this morning. “

Boom boom!

Via Paul Waugh



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