Gemma scores with Davis

Who was it again who dared suggest that Belfast-born Miss Great Britain Gemma Garrett was standing in the Haltemprice byelection against top Tory David Davis, just for the exposure?

I’ll be accused next of seizing any excuse just to brighten up the look of Slugger with pretty women on a wet summer’s morning.

No, there’s a real story here, (or there may be). According to strongly pro-Labour Kevin Maguire of the Mirror, Gemma has exposed anti-42 days detention campaigner Davis for taking 15k for making a speech on global security in the US, while he was shadow Home Secretary.

Perish the thought that Kevin has got close to Gemma for a bit of pro-Labour hanky-panky.

  • picador

    If this were an STV election – and I had a vote – I would definitely give Gemma 1.

  • “Perish the thought that Kevin has got close to Gemma for a bit of pro-Labour hanky-panky.”

    I’d be very careful what you say there Brian. Kevin McG may have is lawyers on you. They will want to remove ‘Perish the thought that’ from that sentence…

  • wild turkey

    … will she be standing in the Fermanagh Council by-election?

    STV is alright but consider the possibilities of a single transferable candidate.

    BTW Brian, how dare you brighten up a dreary day with a picture that would usually run on page 1 of the Belfast Tele. The PC polis might come knockin.

  • Rory

    This comment from Mark, a visitor to Kevin McGuires site:

    I think she is more substance than people realise.
    She would make a great PM. You can watch one of her speeches, and then have a w### afterwards.

    sums up a common strain of thought on this whole campaign.

    Then there are some of us who think that David Davis’s assertion that he opposes the 42-day detention legislation as a matter of principle, in the light of his failure to simillarly oppose 28-day detention, might also be a load of w###. We also might be forgiven for thinking that his new found attractions to citizens’ liberties is nothing but a cover to facilitate a last ditch attempt to position himself for another shot at the Tory leadership on the back of his well-regarded performance in the 42- day debate in the House.

    Ms. Garrett has rendered a service to the public in reminding them where Davis’s true interests lie. Let us hope that the public remember her come polling day.

  • Comrade Stalin

    Brian,

    That’s your second lovely girl picture today. Are you angling for a job in the Belfast Telegraph ?

  • Brian Walker

    Times past,Comrade Koba. You must have missed me as London editor of the Belfast Telegraph 2002-6. Just shows what impact I made – on some.

  • McGrath

    I’ll be accused next of seizing any excuse just to brighten up the look of Slugger with pretty women on a wet summer’s morning.

    I hope not, but might I say that judging by the titles of your previous two blogs you are angling a job at the Sun?

  • Rory

    Forget the Belfast Telegraph (Comrade Stalin) and The Sun (McGrath), it is clearly the editor of the new look Daily Telegraph that is most likely to be impressed by “this sort of thing”.

    Still, our Gemma does have a lovely smile, does she not?

  • picador

    Brian,

    What, no lovely girls today? You could always contact Fr Crilly on Craggy Island. I believe the place is full of lovely girls.

  • gemmas conyo

    if gemma stood against Michelle Gildernew it would be a no contest.

  • Fortunately Gemma Garrett was again rejected by almost all the voters. I suppose she lost her deposit:

    David Michael Davis – Conservative Party 17,113 votes (a majority of 15,355 votes)

    Gemma Dawn Garrett – Miss Great Britain Party 521

    And Belfast’s other wannabee:

    Ronnie Carroll – Make Politicians History 29

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7501046.stm

  • Comrade Stalin

    You can take the journalist out of the Tele, but you can’t take the Tele out of the journalist. I love it.