Lembit on being able to afford a pint

We read the Daily Express, so you don’t have to you.

Yesterday, the Express quoted Lembit Opik on what happens when an MP loses their job:

Basically resent it for three years, become almost insolvent and then be grateful to be able to afford a pint.

We suspect there may be an element of auto-biography in Lembit’s remarks.

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  • Is Lembit still an official PPC? Could he return in some form?

  • Return what ?

  • Wonder whether Lembit has reflected on how the party came to lose ‘his’ seat – and whether he has any responsibility for the subsequent loss of a rare safer seat in the Assembly and 2015 GE?
    Sorry if this sounds callous, am weary of this party suffering from spectacular own goals!

  • Steve Comer 13th Nov '15 - 6:01pm

    A few weeks ago I was scanning the Radio in the car whilst driving to catch a cross channel ferry, and was amazed to hear Lembut is now a presenter on BBC Radio Kent. Don’t know he blagged himself ino that job, but he seems more siuted to it than the job he had in mid-Wales.

  • I’m sure Lembit’s remarks will be suitably viewed by those losing their jobs in e.g. the steel industry.

    He had many virtues in his earlier career, but ……

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