Sarah’s stalker

THIS Sky News vid is a bit Thick Of It, it reminds me of the OTT way in which actors usally portray dogged reporters in TV dramas. ‘Cept it’s real.

Here Sarah Teather, the Member of Parliament for our friends over Brentwards, isn’t just followed a few steps down the road. She’s halfway to the shops and back before the stalking stops. In my experience, the doorstep interview is usually the final resort after calls and emails have been ignored.

Could this messy encounter have been avoided?

Or had she rejected a head to head with Sophie Burge before this?

Government was meant to be more fun than this. Sarah Teather’s maiden speech in Parliament, the one where she protested against tuition fee increases, will be echoing in her ears for a few more hours at least.

Everybody stay calm out there.

6 Comments on Sarah’s stalker

  1. I felt a bit sorry for her to be honest. Thank goodness she didn’t trip over her heels, that would have been embarrassing.


    • Richard Osley // December 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm //

      How far would you have followed her?


      • On a professional level, I would have asked a question and followed for a bit, though not as long as Sky.

        Teather, on the other hand, should have given a response. Simple, sullen silence, stalking off, head down, furtive and cowardly, was just pathetic. A politician should be able to defend their position.


  2. Albert Shanker // December 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm //

    Can you do Lib Dem disaster TV: next up – Hughes outlining his 4 positions on tuition fees on Newsnight on 8th Dec; Clegg’s party political broadcast; Clegg’s U-Tube pledge in April.

    Any more?


  3. Local Tory // December 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm //

    “Any more?”

    The Labour party not having anything sensible to say, having p*ssed all our money up the wall for the past 13 years, maybe?


  4. Albert Shanker // December 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm //

    *shakes head * another Tory in denial about the effects of the international banking crisis on public finances – can I remind you that the Tories had about 3 differnent policies during the crisis, all of them would have been a disaster. Nor can you say Gordon had the wrong public investment plan – when David cameron and Osborbe signed up to it in 2006 and 2007.

    Nevermind it’s quite handy for you, because when the £7bn in banking bonuses – many to bailed out banks – go through early next year and the Tories have done nothing about it, rest easy because your self-delusion will see you through…


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