A few hours ago I clicked on the BBC news Website and for a laugh called up the "politics" section. Top of the page was a nervous looking chap who seems at the moment to be the Greek Prime Minister.
His pasty sweaty appearance before the cameras no doubt something to do with the fact that by this time next week the five hundred Euro note will be good for wiping your backside with, and little else.
Second up on the screen was a story I could hardly believe my eyes were telling me. Read it for yourselves here.
It seems the United Kingdom Independence Party (I know those initials spell something else but this is a family friendly site so I must resist) have seen fit to add some extra muscle to their top floor.
A ballot of all Party Members was recently carried out, to determine who should take pride of place as the latest recruit to their policy-making National Executive Committee. Nigel Farage was delighted to show off the winner to the Press a few hours ago. Claiming delight at the selection of "A Man whose Experience and Wisdom will contribute significantly to UKIP at a time when the party is seeing increased membership and support", Farage stood shoulder to shoulder with UKIP's latest recruit to the top table ... Disgraced Former Tory MP Neil Hamilton, who as we all know lost his Tatton seat to Martin Bell after the "cash for questions" affair and who was made bankrupt by Mohammed Al Fayed, an act Hamilton declared at his unsuccessful appeal against being made a bankrupt "was an act of spite, taken knowing he would get nothing from it"
Al Fayed did of course get something. He got Tony Blair elected on a mandate of "NO MORE SLEAZE"
Now to come back to the point, Neil HAMILTON a man of wisdom and experience? I suppose if you find yourself in need of someone who has been thrown out of a democratic institution for taking backhanders in order to place questions before the house well then I suppose UKIP do indeed have the right man. Unless Nigel is thinking of doing a dash with the dosh he admits he extracted under false pretences, for if so surely it is Mr Hamilton's wife Christine they should have elected. She has form for allowing blokes to run around in her underwear.
On second thoughts - she let Nigel Benn do that for what she thought was a good cause, not a lost one.