Friday, April 02, 2010

"We're a long way from mainstream British politics here"

John Harris, some lefty Guardianista from the 'mainland', takes a trip to the constituency of North Down to see just how Tory all those yacht owning toffs are or if they really plan on voting to keep Northern Ireland's favourite closet socialist Lady Sylvia Hermon as their representative in Westminster. Look out for Sylvia's remark about growing up in "abject poverty" on a 50 acre farm in rural Tyrone. Just how do some cope?

An interesting little ten minute piece by all accounts, though it does leave one wondering if anyone in England can actually pronounce Bangor correctly?