10 reasons why Mary from Sherlock should stick with the Liberal Democrats

As this post appears, we’ll be getting ready for the season finale of Sherlock. If my Twitter feed is anything to go by, we includes many of this site’s regular readers.

We’ve waited two years for the third season and it’s all over in a week and a half. I loved the nods to the fandom, the tube line geekery and the usual ingenuity of the first episode. I also liked the fact that the eccentric guy with the beard was right.

The second episode dragged in places but had the best Best Man’s Speech since Four Weddings and a Funeral 20 years ago.

When Sherlock first met Watson’s fiancee Mary, he deduced that she was a disillusioned Lib Dem Just before last week’s episode, Bess Mayhew from the party’s press office had a play around with Buzzfeed and put out 10 reasons why Mary from Sherlock should stick with the Lib Dems ranging from the tax cut to protecting civil liberties to protecting the NHS and employment rights.

The Daily Mirror, funnily enough, panned it. But then from the tweeters they quoted, one is the chair of Scottish Labour Students and the other has written for the Guardian so were unlikely to be sympathetic in the first place. I thought it was quite funny and creative. I’d probably have put in that she’d get a better pension thanks to Steve Webb, something on Jo Swinson’s body confidence stuff and how Lynne Featherstone’s work at DFID is helping women and girls across the world, but I definitely think we should be doing more of this sort of thing.

It seems to have gone down quite well in the grassroots. I was surprised and pleased to see it referred to in Edinburgh South’s January Newsletter:

Edinburgh south newsletter sherlock

 

AS JOE WARNS BELOW, YOU ARE WELL ADVISED NOT TO READ THE COMMENTS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE EPISODE. AND IF YOU HAVEN’T, YOU NEED TO COS IT’S AMAZING.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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4 Comments

  • I’m not sure the ex-assassin / spy bit will be an electoral asset..

  • Charles Beaumont 14th Jan '14 - 12:45pm

    Never seemed to do Paddy any harm at the ballot box.

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