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Eric Pickles ...

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Riverwalk Sat 06-Dec-14 09:00:54

... a pin-up?

His team reckons that Russian women can't get enough of him and they've run out of autographed photos due to huge demand.

Dastardly labour MPs have accused him of exaggerating his pulling prowess.



jinglbellsfrocks Sat 06-Dec-14 09:08:52

grin Makes you wonder why Putin does all that working out.

Riverwalk Sat 06-Dec-14 09:54:57

Yes Putin is rather a preener - I'm sure our Eric wouldn't strip to the waist to catch salmon!

vampirequeen Sat 06-Dec-14 11:58:26

I'd put a picture of Eric on the wall if I could then throw darts at it.

Deedaa Sat 06-Dec-14 21:47:08

There obviously isn't much going on out on the steppes if Eric counts as attractive. Not exactly George Clooney.

durhamjen Sat 06-Dec-14 23:00:24

They can have him if they want, as far as I'm concerned.

feetlebaum Sun 07-Dec-14 15:38:34

A ghastly character, who thinks he can change the law of the land by just saying he has...

Pittcity Sun 07-Dec-14 19:37:23

I used to live in Brentwood and would not vote for him, whatever his looks or party, because he is a Yorkshireman and I believe that a local MP should be a local person.

trisher Sun 07-Dec-14 22:08:42

Is there a shortage of toilet paper in Russia I wonder? Maybe the photos are not being used in the way his team believe!

grumppa Sun 07-Dec-14 22:29:39

Pickles must be the babushkas' dream. Putin appeals to the gay males.

rosequartz Sun 07-Dec-14 23:19:31

Pittcity I wonder how many MPs are local to their areas?

It would be interesting to know.

durhamjen Sun 07-Dec-14 23:34:42

Most are in the North East. Some are even ex-miners!
But it would be interesting to find out.
Mine is. She was a councillor first, as well as being involved with education.

durhamjen Sun 07-Dec-14 23:39:04

Found this for you, rose.,d.d24

durhamjen Sun 07-Dec-14 23:45:12

Pleased you asked that, roseq, because democraticaudit is a very interesting website.

Pittcity Mon 08-Dec-14 09:14:04

The MP in Colchester, where I live now, is local born and bred. Several of those who stood against Eric Pickles in Brentwood were local too.

Handynan27 Mon 08-Dec-14 21:22:37

Looks like a heart attack waiting to happen!

vampirequeen Tue 09-Dec-14 09:15:59

Pittcity, I hope you're objecting to him being non local and not because he's a Yorkshireman. As a Yorkshire lass I'd have to take you to task if you are grin

That said, I can't stand the man. In fact, I'm sure he's a sleeper put in by the dastardly Lancastrians to blacken the name of God's own county. grin

As to being a pin up, don't they drink a lot of vodka in Russia to keep warm at this time of year. Maybe they're seeing him through alcohol tinted spectacles. grin

Riverwalk Tue 09-Dec-14 09:45:12

Neil Hamilton is heading for Basildon - don't think he's an Essex boy either!

NH, and the loyal Christine, back in Parliament shock. It's a strange game politics.

annodomini Tue 09-Dec-14 09:54:50

Michael Gove tchshock - Scotland's worst export - certainly isn't native to Surrey.

Pittcity Tue 09-Dec-14 15:25:08

I wouldn't dare upset a Yorkshire VampireQueen tchshock

vampirequeen Tue 09-Dec-14 22:39:25


absent Tue 09-Dec-14 22:51:24

I had a horrible nightmare last night in which Eric Pickles, stripped to the waist and riding a horse, featured. I'm not going to look at this thread again. tchgrin

rosequartz Wed 10-Dec-14 10:40:53

absent tchshock

I hope he rode past you at speed and didn't stop!

vampirequeen Wed 10-Dec-14 10:43:02

Jeez what a nightmare! tchshock

I thought I had a bad dream last night but it was nothing on that one.

rosequartz Wed 10-Dec-14 10:45:41

Thinking about the dream - your brain obviously registered the fact that Russian women love Eric Pickles and Vladimir Putin has been pictured stripped to the waist (in a river fishing I think, not on a horse). A mixed-up dream!

I had a lovely dream where I visited Prunella Scales and Timothy West for tea. Their house was very old and very homely (in my dream) and all their grandchildren were there. Then it all went a bit strange, as I walked up steps from their bathroom and was in Marble Arch.
Sorry to digress grin