Friday, July 17, 2009

The Hairy Moneyball strikes again

What is wrong with socialists? No really, what is wrong with them? Why cannot they laugh?

Trixy has picked up this little number from Mary Honeyball's blog.

Yesterday UKRep, the UK Permanent Representation to the European Union, held their traditional reception to welcome British MEPs to the European Parliament. It was, for me, a deeply depressing experience. Not only were most of the UKIP MEPs present; they were also accompanied by young women in fairly flimsy purple dresses... It brought home to me just how far Britain has moved away from support for Europe
I am not sure what depressed her most. The slow realisation that the people of Britain no longer want to play the great European game, or the fact that the UKIP MEP's were accompanied by attractive women.

It reminds me of a passage in Republican Party Reptile. PJ O'Rourke is looking at some demo out of his window, feeling a little nostalgic about his days demonstrating in the 60's. The crowd outside were uniformly ugly, and the demo was not a success. He then remembered that having young attractive women on your side was a sign that your cause was likely to win.

Here is Ms. Honeyball

And here is one of the girls she is talking about

Who would you invite to a party?


Iain Dale joins the chorus of contempt, rightly taking her to task for crap statistics,

"Over a million construction workers are set to work on the site over the next
three years"

A million!!! You what?


Eursoc said...

This has long been Eursoc's criteria for judging which side to support in difficult foreign conflicts. The beautiful Lebanese women perched on their boyfriends shoulders, or their opponents, who look like Eric Cantona in a headscarf? Irans attractive, middle class protestors, or the beetle-browed witches who supported the ancien régime? A tough one.

Gawain Towler said...

Seems reasonable

Anonymous said...

Who is the beauty ?

Dick Puddlecote said...

When I read that on Hairy's blog, I imagined that V & E would have been two of the purple-bedecked ones, funny enough.

You couldn't invite Hairy to a party ... she'd hog the buffet.

TheBigYin said...

Bless, poor Hairyballs, having to mix with elected MEPs (and their young ladies) who are not in her party...meowwwww.

Elfreda said...

"Hairy Moneyball" - that's no way to speak of a woman no matter how much you may despise her. Pour scorn on her words and deeds, but not what you may think of her appearance.

Gawain Towler said...


That is her nickname in the parliament. I haven't the faintest idea what you think it means it is merely a spoonerism on her name.

What pray is a "Moneyball"? I guess it is about as meaningful as a 'wonderwall'

Elfreda said...

Beg your pardon! I thought you were being like the journalists who called Susan Boyle a hairy angel!

andromedios said...

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Budgie said...

It is not true that "Britain has moved away from support for Europe" whatever that means. The British are European. What we don't support is the EU: that self appointed, corrupt, anti-democratic, 4th reich ideology that is garroting Europe.

Gawain Towler said...

Budgie, yes you are of course right. Pedantic, true but right