Nearly 70% of even clever British people think this woman should be Prime Minister. Oh yes!

All hail!

Now, we’re not the sort of numpties that think any old showbiz type can be political leaders (we’re an entirely different sort of numpty to that!). Exhibit A: Ronald Reagan. Exhibit B: Arnold Schwartzenegger. Exhibit C: La Cicciolina.

And, as well as being actual fans of Gordon of Brown (listen, he doesn’t need to smile prettily, he needs to be clever and make decisions), we think showbiz types are probably the worst gene pool from which to draw politicians: they’re vain, self-obsessed show offs and will say anything as long as it get the right applause.

But Dame Joanna Lumley, how you have impressed! Not only has she led the campaign for Ghurkas to be able to stay in Britain (hard to refute if you look at some of the ne’er-do-wells they allow in), but yesterday pitched up at Millbank, HQ of the ruling Labour Party and – live on camera – buttonholed (or cornholed, or something-holed) a major Minister in charge and got him to promise that each case would be looked at individually.

Today she is being carried on shoulders, with calls for her to be made Prime Minister. Yeah, by idiots, you’re thinking. But The Guardian, the UK’s most grown-up (in a good way) newspaper ran a poll and a good 67% and counting agreed.

Wonder what her politics are, though… We fear Tory-ness…

So, would YOU, the ordinary voter, choose Joanna Lumley off-of Ab Fab and The New Avengers to be your glorious leader? Vote over the jump…

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5 comments to “Nearly 705 of even clever British people think this woman should be Prime Minister. Oh yes!”

  1. The pic of DJ on the front of Metro this morning is rockin’. She is looking at the numpty Immigration Minister archly, with a face that says ‘Just fuckin’ try it sunshine, one word wrong and I’ll have your bollocks for earrings’.

    It’s obvious she is going to get her way on the issue of the Ghurkas, and rightly so. In doing so she will have outclassed the Government by her sheer conviction and force of will – something very missing in many of our politicians.

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  2. Plus the fact that she’s right. Either we employ mercenaries to fight for us and just give them cashmoney, or we recognise these guys’ very real sacrifice for us in a more dignified way. One or the other. Simple.
    As PM? No. I want a pro in the job.

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  3. I think the Queen should take the job back. And start cutting off heads again.

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  4. I think they’re worried in case it means every last Iraqi translator will then think they can come and live here too. But it’s a bit rich… someone can come over then bring every last nan and granddad and auntie twice removed and yet theres a hoo-haa about these guys.

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  5. The best comment I have seen about the Gurkas and whether they have a right to live here was submitted to the BBC ‘Have your say’ webpage a couple of weeks ago:

    ‘They were soldiers. Our soldiers. End of.’

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