THIS Sky News vid is a bit Thick Of It, it reminds me of the OTT way in which actors usally portray dogged reporters in TV dramas. ‘Cept it’s real.
Here Sarah Teather, the Member of Parliament for our friends over Brentwards, isn’t just followed a few steps down the road. She’s halfway to the shops and back before the stalking stops. In my experience, the doorstep interview is usually the final resort after calls and emails have been ignored.
Could this messy encounter have been avoided?
Or had she rejected a head to head with Sophie Burge before this?
Government was meant to be more fun than this. Sarah Teather’s maiden speech in Parliament, the one where she protested against tuition fee increases, will be echoing in her ears for a few more hours at least.
Everybody stay calm out there.