Silas

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Harriet Harman

Not content with donning a stab proof jacket while walking round her own constituency with three uniformed police officers (just how much do the voting public hate you?), it seems dear Harriet has an inability to spell. From her own website:



And no, this isn't an April Fool's post. Hence I waited until after midday.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Oxy said...

I really don't see what the fuss is over the whole stab vest thing

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Blogger silas said...

Well there's a few things I reckon.

First up, it says "Police" on it. So does that mean Harman should be done for impersonating a police officer? I think there's a good chance I could be done for that if I was to wear one.

Secondly, it doesn't really inspire confidence in how safe your own constituency is if you feel you need to walk round it wearing a stab jacket - despite the presence of three police officers.

Thirdly, this whole "I would wear a hard hat on a building site" argument of hers is a load of toss. You wear a hard hat on a building site because something heavy might fall on your head, it's a health & safety requirement. You do NOT need to wear a stab jacket just to walk around with the police.

Fourthly, I think she was attempting to convey the same image as reporters (and Ross Kemp) do in Iraq/Afghanistan by wearing the bullet proof vest while talking to camera - "I am doing a service for you, trust what I say".

(Although I did notice a chap in Baghdad last night doing a piece to camera in just a Polo shirt. Probably didn't want to be associated with a politician wandering round the streets of Peckham.)

Fifthly - and finally - it's not even the most flattering of looks for the woman, is it? Her advisor must hate her all most as much as the rest of the population. Not quite as funny as the Army managing to get Gordon Brown to sign his name on a Cyclops tank, but this is up there in the amusement stakes.

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