And so we discover that Archbishop Bliar will be sharing some lovely knee-fondling bonhomie and chummy badinage with Michael Parkinson when his new series returns to ITV on Saturday.
Well yippee. forgive me for sounding cynical (as if), but isn’t it just peachy that Tone wants to wheel himself out into the spotlight just when his government is looking fairly weak.
Obviously, this is some limp PR-driven schtick to convince that vegetating mass who are now Parky’s ITV audience that really he’s just a nice ordinary bloke and family man who’s just trying to do the right thing (Remember, this is ITV we’re talking about; you know, the ITV who produced Celebrity Love Island, Celebrity Fit Club and are probably working on Celebrity Enema even as we speak. Not forgetting ITV News of course, the televisual equivalent of the Daily Star, but without the heavy news content).
And not a snake-eyed sociopath ‘leading’ (for want of a better word) a bunch of sycophantic, toadying arsewipes jockeying for position ready for when he finally does decide he’s had enough.
Glad we’ve cleared that one up then.