Large-bottomed leftie and general annoyance Arabella Weir once said, regarding the possibility of Boris Johnson winning in London:
"I will go on hunger strike and throw myself in front of the next horse at Ascot if he wins. Failing that I was going to say I'll sleep with him, but he'd probably say yes. So instead I'll chain myself to the railings of his house. And then I'll move out of London. How do we trust a guy who says he knows about London, when he's just taken three of his kids out of state school and put them into private schools? That's a man in touch with the people. He's loathsome. He's everything that's wrong with the upper classes at their worst. Limited, pompous, without any breadth of vision or sense of inclusion. But I don't even think he thinks he's up to the job. He said it for a laugh, is my guess, and now he's got to go through with it."
As far as I am aware, she is still to move out of London. I certainly haven't seen a self-important press release stating as such and, as she's a self-important leftie, you could bet your house on one being forthcoming if she were actually to do it.
But it's also very interesting to see her prattle on about the 'upper classes', especially in the light of her latest TV appearance. She featured as one of the guests on three-Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal's Christmas Feast programme.
That's right; Ms. Arabella 'I'm in touch with the common folk, would never send my kids to private school, and aren't rich people awful' Weir, agreed to be a series known for producing extravagant and luxurious dishes cooked by one of the best chefs in the world. I presume that had, say, Boris Johnson, gone on this programme, that would have been absolutely ghastly? But of course it's absolutely okay for a champagne socialist to gorge themselves on caviar, ambergris, silver-dusted chocolate and loin of venison.
A very merry and absolutely non-lefty Christmas to you all.
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