Well, somebody had to. The This Week programme last night had deliciously barbed exchanges from Diane Abbott MP, to hopefully for her, soon to be MP, Esther Rantzen.
Direct attacks are far less frequent than you imagine. So Diane’s full-frontal attack on Esther Rantzen’s motives and attempt to say all MP’s are mired in sleaze, is a must watch TV clash. Here are a few of Diane’s comments to Esther,
“… celebrities parachuted in from outside, that isn’t going to change anythting.”
“My argument is you shouldn’t be a z-list celebrity before you become a politician, because it’s the wrong way round.”
“You’re parachuted in, you’re not local.”
“But you, knowning better, shouldn’t smear all MP’s.”