Monday, May 01, 2006

Ming's Jag

This is a post about the other politico Jag owner (or soon to be former owner), not the one who has been most in the news recently, good old Two Shags (or is it Four?) himself. That is Menzies Campbell, who declared that he would give up his beloved 17-year-old Jaguar XJS Coupe because "he feared driving the gas-guzzling machine would contradict the party's emphasis on tackling climate change." It now emerges in the Scotsman that he has donated it to the Myreton Motor Museum in Aberlady in East Lothian, building on earlier news that it was residing in a barn on a farm in East Lothian waiting to be sold. It appears that the Museum is only taking on what is a rather common and not yet even properly vintage car because of its "interesting" political provenance.

Touchingly, "Sir Menzies' aide, former Roxburgh and Berwickshire MP Lord Archie Kirkwood, who helped with the sale, said: "Menzies is absolutely delighted. He has relatives in East Lothian and every time he visits the area he will be able to say hello to it or lay flowers on it or whatever he thinks appropriate." Aaaahhh. Altogether now.

I really am surprised to be able to blog this before fearsome Ming-watchers Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes get there. Perhaps that's down to the fact that it's a Bank Holiday south of the border, and up here we workers are still hard at it.


Blogger Guido Fawkes Esq. said...

We are hard at work on The Little Red Bookk of New Labour Sleaze.

Sunday, May 07, 2006  
Blogger BondWoman said...

That's shameful self advertising Guido!

Sunday, May 07, 2006  

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