Friday 23 September 2005
The Liberal Democrat shadow cabinet cocktail party turned into a damp squib when water dripped from the ceiling of the Imperial Hotel on to the mini-samosas after a bath overflowed.
WHITE-KNUCKLE RIDE OF THE DAY
Don Foster, culture spokesman, lost his cool when he was invited to be flung around on the Pepsi Max Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach for television news. "Bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep bleep" went the soundtrack as the Bath MP tried to defy G forces. The BBC made him go around again, without the fruity language.
TOUGH LIBERAL OF THE DAY
Tim Colbourne, adviser on terrorism and crime to the tough-but-tender home affairs spokesman Mark Oaten showed a Rambo-like side to his character in a Blackpool video arcade. He blasted dozens of terrorists in a gory shoot-em-up video game where he played a police sniper.
DEJA VU OF THE DAY
Charles Kennedy's policy paper is grandly entitled Meeting the Challenge. Those with long memories may remember Neil Kinnock's slogan, "Meet the Challenge, Make the Change". Kennedy's henchmen hope no one will notice.
HEEL OF THE DAY, PART THREE
Sarah Teather has played down her Theresa May-esque stiletto heels. "In my experience, two inches is quite enough," she said over a glass of wine.
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
Jihadi John': MI5 may have identified Isis militant who killed David Haines but options limited
Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
David Haines beheading: David Cameron says Britain will hunt down Isis 'monsters' shown in video murdering aid worker
Piers Morgan attempts to save the Union by promising to go back to the US if Scotland votes 'No' to independence
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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