Snipe - The Scoop

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Richard Barnbrook troops the colour at Notting Hill

Another month, another totally idiotic question from the BNP's Richard Barnbrook:

"Written Question: Can the Mayor confirm that no members of Her Majesties Armed Forces were employed in quelling rioting and crushing criminal civil disorder after last year’s Notting Hill Carnival?

"Answer from the Mayor: The Armed Forces were not involved. Policing of the Notting Hill Carnival is a Metropolitan Police Service operation."

I assume Dicky will be disappointed. Next year perhaps?

7 comments:

Helen said...

I think he's living in hope - he can join Gilligan in looking at sailors.

Roger Evans said...

Shouldn't that be "Her Majesty's"? Or does he think we have more than one?

Tom said...

@Helen - bare-bottomed sailors, presumably.
@Roger - He can count up to one? News to me.

Really, one does occasionally have to feel sorry for Boris here - how does a democratic institution deal with democratically elected individuals who seek to undermine democracy?

AdamB said...

Boris doesn't quite know how to deal with him and so just tries to ignore him (he's the only AM he doesn't look at when he's answering questions). I can understand that, but I'm not sure it's very effective. Barnbrook on the other hand is still a bit of a fan.

Helen said...

Yes, Boris's refusal to address him directly certainly backfires in that Barnbrook's little coterie of admirers say "hur hur hes so scared of you you ar the best and he knos your rite."

I do enjoy James Cleverly's body language when the brown suit starts spouting his gibberish...

Tom said...

"Barnbrook on the other hand is still a bit of a fan."

So if Brian Coleman were to deck him, would it be a case of the shit hitting the fan?

Rog T said...

Surely the correct answer from Boris would have been "Of course they weren't you knobhead"