Gemma and Ronnie: just to wrap up a strange campaign

Update Sunday July 13. Some of you may have had enough of this ( spare us “you’ve said it”, please!) but I can’t resist sharing this post from the sparky Tory Guido Fawkes, that Gemma has made at hit and may even have a Tory future.

I almost forgot.. I started so I’ll finish.. Miss Great Britain and former Miss Belfast Gemma Garrett managed to share the limelight with victor David Davis at the count

in the Haltemprice and Howden by-election. Can’t say she won her spot on political grounds, coming fifth out of 26 candidates with 521 votes. Neverthess she got a good press with the Times gushing: “if it had been a beauty contest, there could only have been one winner.” I half caught a radio clip of her making a political point at the count, which sadly I can’t find, to the effect that because of her NI background, she supported 42 days detention without charge. At least the voters ended up knowing who she was, unlike most candidates. Gemma came one place and 29 votes ahead of Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward, who fought a serious campaign in favour of retaining the DNA samples of suspects as well as the convicted. Sadly, I have to report that Belfast sixties crooning star Ronnie Carroll bombed with just 29 votes at 21st place. I hope both Belfast celebs thought the lost deposits were worth it. whatever it was they got out of it.

David Davis’s landslide 15000 majority in a higher than expected 34% turnout produced deep yawns at Westminster and seems to have done little to advance his civil liberties campaign.

  • Napoleons nose.

    David Davis’s landslide 15000 majority in a higher than expected 34% turnout produced deep yawns at Westminster and seems to have done little to advance his civil liberties campaign.

    Brian do you think the victory of Davis is secondary to the story of the dumb blondes? Those two are a non story. I heard yer woman Gemma Garrett on radio Ulster through the week. What a gas! ‘um’ says she, ‘I want to further my career in politics but um….it’s hard work’, no shit sherlock?

    The story of DD is the story here? Will he be offered the liberties star job. Ooops theres already someone in there called Dominic Grieve….so now he’s turning down the post. You’ve got to hand it to the press don’tcha. One of them ran with a story, which was a non story, was it the telegraph only for it to be picked up by the others. Anywaysss he’s turning it down, doesn’t want to be a single issue campaigner. Pity cos there is enough in there for a single issue campaigner to make his/her mark. Not just the 42 days but now with DD;s new book coming out possibly re-opening the grammar school debate, and of course the E.U. Thats a big one.

    What will the fate of this guy be? A michael heseltine figure stalking the backbenches in search of dissent? A loose cannon? Will he cause a headache for cameron when the conservatives take power after the next election.

    I think so. Old leopards don’t change their spots. This is the real story here. Forget the dumb blondes…..they’re wasters and belong in a car show room on the bonnet of a car.;-)

  • Napoleons nose.

    liberties star job.

    err…liberty tsar job lol

  • RepublicanStones

    Gemma Garrett, now if i had two votes, i’d definitely give her one !

  • Greagoir O Frainclin

    Aye, she’s definitely a fine lookin’ thing!

  • Comrade Stalin

    Brian do you think the victory of Davis is secondary to the story of the dumb blondes?

    Give the man a break. He used to work for the Belfast Telegraph.

  • runciter

    This embarassing, self-indulgent salivating, reminiscent of the drivel one reads in the Belfast Telegraph, is doing nothing to improve the quality of Slugger.

    Not everything from the traditional media is worth emulating.

  • Comrade Stalin

    There’s nothing like the Belfast Telegraph for a spot of totty, and Brian’s bringing this fine tradition to Slugger.