Constantly Furious was honoured to be invited to join this week’s House of Comments podcast
He joined Mark 'Reckons' Thompson', Stu 'Sharpe's Opinion' Sharpe and Charlotte err.. 'Charlotte Gore' Gore, all top bloggers and frequent appearers on Sky News.
A fascinating discussion ensued, covering the possibilities of a Hung Parliament, Peter Mandelson's new Digital Fascism, the Paul Clarke case and the proposals that the PCC regulate bloggers.
Mark started well, and within less than 10 seconds had steered the conversation to his favourite topic, Proportional Representation. Mark has a way of discussing PR that makes even other PR evangelists shuffle their feet and try to change the subject to Eastenders, or Snooker, but the panel heard him out.
When the news was broken to him that even the hungest of hung parliaments might not let the Lib Dems bring in immediate and everlasting PR as a condition for co-operation, his disappointment was almost palpable. His quiet sobs can be heard in the background for most of the remainder of the debate.
Charlotte freely admitted having a 'Northern Accent', and indeed so distorted were her vowels that it was virtually impossible to understand most of what she was saying. Above the barking of her five pet whippets, the rattle of coal being removed from the bath, and the distant noise of rioting mill workers, it was just about possible to make out her views on a variety of subjects.
She was particularly strong on Mandelson's proposals for controlling our internet usage, and had some very useful technical tips on how to hide one's collection of Scandinavian special-interest movies from the digital police. She also provided all attendees with a link to download a free copy of Microsoft Office, but CF can't get his download to work.
Stu would not deny that he is slightly 'to the Right of Centre' (well, at least politically he is), and this was never clearer than when discussing the Paul Clarke case. He appears to believe that people should be sent to prison not just for committing crimes, but also for "being stupid". As host, Mark had to act quickly before Stu could develop this theme and propose that those with fewer than 10 GCSE's be driven into the sea using flamethrowers, then shot as they flailed in the icy waters.
Stu was also the editor, and what a job he had. Cutting out Charlotte's torrent of blasphemous obscenities must have taken some time. He also completely excised the section where Mark 'phoned Andrew Sachs and left a message on his answerphone containing various allegations about where his granddaughter stood on the Single Transferable Vote issue.
Notwithstanding, the podcast is well worth a listen.
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