REMEMBER last week David Miliband forgot all the flak he gets from the Mail and the Mail on Sunday to write a yawn about his love of football.
This week, it’s another local lefty tucking in. Tamsin Omond, the independent who ran in Hampstead and Kilburn against Glenda Jackson, pens a piece for the MoS declaring herself to be not as posh as people say she is. She begins by saying she was stirred up after reading a piece in the Mail on Sunday over breakfast last week. Later, in what is actually an interesting profile of her life so far, she declares her love for NW6:
I live in a shared flat (one journalist called it a bedsit) at the wrong end of Kilburn, North-West London, surrounded by betting shops and slightly dodgy pubs.
I love Kilburn but I doubt it’s an area ever likely to mentioned in the same sentence as ‘stylish’ or ‘exclusive’. I don’t think I’ll ever pay off my debt from university, and I can’t even remember what it feels like to be in the black.
I gaze longingly at Sainsbury’s while choosing my vegetables from Kilburn Market (no, it’s not the farmers’ kind). And my dad, John, well he’s just a Czech immigrant, or ‘ dissident’ if I’m feeling fancy.