This isn’t about me and Esther McVey

0
9
This isn't about me and Esther McVey



A THROWAWAY remark I made on TV this week seems to have hit a nerve.
Esther McVey, one of the many Prime Ministerial hopefuls was appearing on GMB with Piers and Susanna to set out her stall.
 
I also pop up on their programme every morning to give a quick preview of what’s coming up on my own show, and was asked if I remembered working with Esther McVey when she was presenting GMTV.
I said I couldn’t remember much about her – and it’s true, I genuinely don’t remember her.
By the time she arrived for a spell of maternity cover for Fiona Phillips, I had been presenting my own separate show for three years, and our paths had no need to cross.

Lorraine Kelly is ‘baffled’ by Esther McVey feud as she denies ‘fighting her over Eamonn Holmes’ in the ’90s

PA:Press Association

Lorraine admits the pair shared a portakabin – but has no recollection of spending time with Esther

We may have shared a tiny converted portakabin to change into our TV outfits but by the time I came in, she was already on air, so we simply didn’t meet.
My terse reaction had nothing to do with Esther McVey the TV presenter and everything to do with Miss McVey the politician.
‘British politics have become a nasty battle ground’
I abhor her stance on LGBT rights – and like so many of her colleagues from all sides of parliament, she stands an example of everything that is wrong with our toxic political landscape.
This wasn’t really about Esther McVey and there’s no “TV feud”.
It’s much bigger and far more important than a non-existent spat between two breakfast TV presenters.

PA:Press Association

Esther McVey, seen outside Number 10

It’s about what British politics has become; a nasty, murky, divisive battle ground where no one seems to have a proper plan or strategy.
The choice of Prime Minister at a crucial time for the future of our country looks like deciding between death by hanging or firing squad.
The quality of candidates is so poor it makes the rest of us outside of the feverish Westminster bubble shake our heads in utter despair.
‘We need a Winston Churchill’
In the midst of the Brexit crisis, we desperately need a Winston Churchill to sort out the mess and all we can come up with is Boris Johnson – whose aides are so scared that he will say something stupid they are keeping him under wraps and away from the media. It’s deeply worrying.
If Johnson does win and gets the keys to Number 10 – then they will have to let him off the leash at some point.
Does he look like a man with plan to you?

Rex Features

Lorraine says we desperately need a Winston Churchill

Remember the day after the Brexit vote how David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove whimpered like schoolboys as they fell over each other to flee the consequences of their deep stupidity?
Poor Theresa May was left with a stinking pile of manure on the steps of Number 10 and she was never going to be up to task of shovelling it all up.
‘Where are the competent politicians?’
Stupidly I thought “they” had Brexit all worked out, but “they” didn’t even have a couple of rough ideas scrawled on the back of a fag packet.
And then let’s look at the alternative.
Jeremy Corbyn has been standing in front of an open goal for years, and yet he will most likely manage to lose the match after extra time and penalties.

AFP or licensors

Lorraine is worried about the state of UK politics

Where are the competent conviction politicians? The men and women  with integrity that we could trust because they were determined to make the world a better place for us and our children?
Surely there must be some of them left, but they simply aren’t making enough noise to be heard above all of the shrieking, roaring, spiteful, hatefulness.
‘We deserve better’
They way Brexit has been (mis)handled has made our country a complete joke.
The world is laughing at us, and even those with an affection for all things British are baffled at the way we continue shooting ourselves in the foot.
The whole sorry mess has dragged on for years with nothing to show for it but bad blood and resentment.

LAUNCHPAD FOR TERROR

ISIS Kabul bombings are ‘practice runs for attacks in Europe and US’

BEACHES OF DEATH

Horrors of ‘second D-Day’ in south of France revealed in haunting pics

HOTEL HELL

Couple ‘poisoned by pesticide’ at top hotel where 3 tourists mysteriously died

‘DOESN’T PASS THE SMELL TEST’

FBI chief says six mystery tourist deaths NOT a coincidence

PICTURE PURRFECT

These hilarious snaps of photobombing animals are timed to perfection

SHE’S NOT SHEEPISH!

Kate roars with laughter while sheep shearing in the Lake District

This present state of affairs is simply unbearable and this week it all got too much for me.
It happened to be Esther McVey who made me so riled on Monday morning, but to be honest it could (very) easily have been Ann Widdecombe or Emily Thornberry.
I’m sick to the back teeth of the whole bloody lot of them.
We deserve better.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here