Birtwistle in burger-off

BurgersBurgers have been in the news too much in the last week. And having had to pay £15 for one in a Hilton Hotel this weekend, you better believe they are not my favourite food at the moment.

Yesterday’s Daily Politics, in an attempt to keep the story going for a bit longer, had a trio of MPs taste test 3 burgers and pick which one was the best. The MPs were our Gordon Birtwistle, Labour’s Ian Murray and the legend that is Conservative Peter Bone. Have a look here and see if you can identify which burger is which before you are told. I did. And the one picked by the majority was the one I feel the need to try. Without the hideous slab of tomato, of course. That is just wrong.

I had personally been having withdrawal symptoms as I hadn’t heard of Mrs Bone for a while, but she got a mention.

The spectacle was a great deal less hideous, of course, than that when John Selwyn Gummer fed his daughter a burger for the cameras at the height of the BSE crisis.

And is this a sign of the Rise of the Birtwistle? Front page of AD LIB. Feature on the Daily Politics. Next someone will be starting leadership rumours, you mark my words…..

Oh, and yet another all male panel from the BBC. Boo.

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

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One Comment

  • Matthew Huntbach 4th Jul '13 - 12:09pm

    This is one of the most stupid media stories ever. If George Osborne had paid hundreds of pounds for a take-away meal, there might have been a point to it. But he paid less than a tenner. Sorry, if one is well paid, one can afford to pay slightly more for slightly nice products. I don’t see anything wrong or remarkable about the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who gets a reasonable salary for the job, buying a burger which costs about twice the equivalent from MacDonalds. What next? A huge fuss because his trousers don’t come from Primark?

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