Wednesday, 26 November 2014
David Mellor - the epitome of humility
It's not often I can say that I feel sorry for taxi drivers, but you have to feel for the poor chap who had to ferry the loathsome David Mellor across London the other day. Fortunately, when the toe-sucking ex-MP started to verbally abuse him, he had the presence of mind to record the conversation on his mobile phone. Oh dear. Mr. Mellor doesn't come out of it very well - in fact, he comes over as an arrogant snob, and a thoroughly nasty piece of shit, who's still in denial over losing his seat in the 1997 general election (remember the up your hacienda, Jimmy, tirade?).
Of course, the Tories have form at this sort of thing; while they're happy to point the finger at Emily Thornbury for her "snobbish" tweet during the Rochester and Strood by-election, they seem to forget about their litany of class-condescension over the past few years, with Ian Duncan Smith and the Prime Minister himself being the worst offenders.
And then there's always Andrew "Plebgate" Mitchell. If only that conversation had been recorded...