It's Sunday, and the weekly Labour sleaze-serial continues this week with the exposure of minister Tony McNulty for stealing taxes to pay for a house for his parents. He's very sorry and will stop stealing, he says, but hasn't offered to pay anything back.
Whilst McNulty and his bent cronies would clearly be happier being politicians in Nigeria, where they could acquire more and get caught less, I suppose the next best thing if you're a guest at Labour's big inclusive sleaze-fest is to get elected for a Nigerian constituency.
The Honourable Georgia Gould, Lord Gould's daughter, 22, is set to replace John Austin in Labour's safe seat of Erith and Thamesmead at the next election. Thamesmead is known locally as Little Lagos, and together with Plumstead and Abbey Wood is home to some 20,000 Nigerians who have arrived here since 2001. I hope The Hon. Georgia brushes up on some basic Yoruba and acquires a taste for Jolaf Rice if she's to succeed on the stump here, for Nigerians are not natural socialists. They have a strong ethos of acquiring wealth and a natural antipathy to taxes.