With the best will in the world, people make mistakes, printers don’t work and we fluff our punch lines. The world keeps turning and all that.
However, if your going to stand on a soap box and preach at people, then you had better make sure that it doesn’t blow up in your face.
So when Labour MP, Eric Joyce had his little rant at the Middle Class about drinking (amongst other things), I was rather offended, but I could see what he was getting at. However, to get busted for drink driving less than a week later does nothing to help him (and the Labour Party).
There is something about practising what you preach, if your going to talk all “holier than thou”, then you have to be it too!
Still, he had the good sense to resign his post, and hopefully we can all learn something!
- Driving ban for Eric Joyce MP, who refused to give breath test (guardian.co.uk)
- Middle class are liars, hypocrites, racists and paedophiles says Labour MP Eric Joyce (dailymail.co.uk)