Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Right Royal Rumpus Over Margate Slur

Yikes! I see a Labour election candidate in east London has got himself into a right pickle by declaring the Queen has 'more front than Margate'. Rather stupidly, he made the comment on the Facebook page of a Tory MP who is campaigning for a public holiday to mark the monarch's diamond jubilee in 2012.

Peter White, the Labourite in question, who is seeking election to Havering Borough Council, wrote: 'What is the point of celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of someone who is born into a position of privilege, she is a parasite and milks this country for everything she can. She has more front than Margate asking for extra money from the civil list. Maybe she should sell a couple of her properties'

It's got me wondering whether 'more front than Margate' can be considered an insult at all in the 21st century. It seems more of a quaint anachronism. After all, the Arsonists' Playground itself has rather less front than Dymchurch these days. Although if you equate 'front' with, say, 'smile' it would be one with several teeth extracted by arson, multiple wooden dentures, and one great big, oversize concrete molar springing up behind Droit House. Hmm, on second thoughts if I was the Queen, I wouldn't exactly be flattered by the comparison!

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Tony Beachcomber said...

things can never get that bad in Margate.
In 1886 we had a outbreak of Typhoid and we soon got over it. It ruined the tourist trade for a while and made a little dent in the population but we got over it, we even made the top ten of highest death rates in the uk from preventable diseases.

Bertie Biggles said...

As a royalist and a loyal subject of HM Queen, I believe she is far more deserving of a few million extra, than the extravagant expenditure to bail out a private development on margate sea-front, called Dreamland. Or is it the case that 50% of this site is now in our hands via TDC? Who benefits from Ms Hodge's largesse?

Anonymous said...

A cheery thought that when you're stamping around Westwood Cross, these people, along with a fair few anthrax victims, are melting in lime below your feet.
Those aren't just cakes you're eating, they're MS cakes.

puffinman said...

The Royal family cost each of us 69p & the Queen has not had a pay rise for 20 years.
Tell that to the fraudulent MP's.

George (iv) said...

Puffinman, it's still too much. If you want a Royal family let those of us who don't opt out of paying for one.

puffinman said...

2-12---Will you also opt out of the benefits the Royal family bring to this country??
Will you opt out of paying for a president, if it became a (bannana) republic ??

Anonymous said...

Better than having a banana republic with Blair as President!

Having a dead sloth would be more appealing!