Sammy Wilson and recycling

I must confess to having a sneaking regard for Sammy Wilson; he always seems to be a much more talented and serious politician than he is sometimes portrayed. Maybe one of his failings is that he actually has some sort of sense of humour about himself. He has certainly managed to come out of the latest episode rather better than one of his department’s advisors Professor Gerg Lloyd. The BBC are reporting that at a a planning conference: Professor Lloyd asked a delegate who referred to Sammy Wilson if the DUP minister “had had his clothes on?”. Professor Loyd has subsequently apologised saying it was a “cheap joke without malice”. Mr. Wilson’s comment (practically perfect in my view) was apparently “I’m all in favour of recycling, but this is a recycled old story. Other than that I have no comment.”

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