It's pass the sick bucket time.
Another failed politician seeks solace in the Welsh Tory Party. John Marek was the most numbingly boring MP of his generation. He could empty the Chamber in seconds. He once spoke for 45 minutes and was interrupted by Alan Beith, who said, ' I have been listening to the Hon Gentleman for three-quarters of an hour and I still do not know whether he is for or against this measure.' John sighed heavily, 'I'm coming to that,' he promised. Sadly the sigh was the only part of his speech broadcast to the nation on Today in Parliament.
He stood for the Welsh Assembly in the hope of being a minister. It did not happen. He then became what was known as the 'John Marek Party'. He was deselected by Labour and he stood as an Independent, Then, I believe he flirted with the short lived Ron Davies Party. Was it Forward Wales? There was certainly no forward motion just a drop into oblivion. Then he lost his seat to Labour. There is almost nowhere else to go. Except the Tories. They'll take anyone. They welcome Mohammed Ashgar after Labour declined to make him a councillor and Plaid Cymru would not let him employ a second relative on his staff.
Now we are asked to believe John Marek is a Tory. He found NewLabour too right wing for him. It's rather like hearing of someone discovering that they are gay at the age of 69 after a long married life fathering six kids. Some things are just not plausible, John
Talk of principles on this move incites mockery. No mention that the Tories are topping the opinion polls. Talk of envy, vengeance, spite, retribution, malice, desperation, attention seeking and insincerity strike an authentic note. This is your foulest hour, John. Why didn't you become a Scientoligist or a Moonie? We would have understood that. But a Tory? Forget it, John.