Lib Dem slams Fair Trade

The Daily had a lunch outing today to the Terrace Cafeteria – works canteen in the Mother of all Parliaments – and took the chance to idly leaf through their “Comments” book. We recommend to our readers in the Westminster bubble that they do the same should they ever fancy some entertainment, ranging from Bill Olner’s demands for “more tongue” through to Bruce George’s outrage that when he took the Ambassador for lunch there were no saucers for the tea cups.

But first prize goes to a comment from one of Parliament’s most outspoken Liberal Democrat MPs, Bob Russell, who has recently courted controversy with a bizarre outburst in which he accused the government of being racist for using the term “black economy”.

He had this to say:

Why is there so much fair trade food?  I’m all for helping the poor, but it’s more expensive and it crumbles in the mouth.  We want more Mars Bars.

Always good to see a glimpse of the true Nestlé-munching face behind the Lib Dems’ cuddly image!

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3 Responses to Lib Dem slams Fair Trade

  1. Will Parbury says:

    The guy was my MP when I was at uni in Colchester. He was a pollock then and has lost none of his pillock qualities in recent years. I don’t mean that in a degrogatory sense, he is just out of his depth. I suspect Essex University was fully supportive of his candidacy if only to free its press office of his presence.

  2. “He was a pollock then and has lost none of his pillock qualities in recent years. I don’t mean that in a degrogatory sense,”

    No, no, in a purely positive sense. In those days he was just a harmless pillock, now he’s a Lib Dem MP.

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