By Jerry Hayes
A few humans input politics simply because they wish to make the realm a greater position. Then there are people with welldeserved inferiority complexes who wish prestige, strength and place. Few think me, yet I entered the home of Commons basically through accident.' excessive advantage in excessive place of work? no longer an opportunity, says Jerry Hayes. No staid autobiography or dry political memoir, An unforeseen MP takes you on a raucous and salacious romp via Westminster, the media and public existence. during this no-holds-barred exposé, Jerry Hayes indicates precisely why humans have been so stunned whilst he turned an MP - from the obligation policeman who advised him to bugger off whilst he rolled up on his first day, to the Iron woman herself, who regarded with a steely eye on his pleased chutzpah. And, because the ideal antidote to the holier-than-thou, whiter-than-white methods of the present crop of politicos, the shameless - and shamelessly pleasing - Hayes makes an excellent journey advisor to the unusual kingdom that's Parliament, taking gleeful swipes at left and correct alike. filled with tall stories of unspeakable debauchery on a tsunami of alcohol, An unforeseen MP is a thundering account of the offbeat lunacy of Westminster and Fleet road.
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Shortly after we reached Auckland, before we could get in touch, an old skiing and climbing partner, Dot Smith, phoned me in tears. Jean had just died of breast cancer. ’ As I wrote earlier, my restless father, homesick for his beloved tropics, took up the challenge of immigrating to Jamaica to farm eighty hectares of mixed crops. I was eager to see the world beyond New Zealand, that great big unknown where everything seemed to be happening, so, seizing the opportunity, I arranged a transfer to a medical school in Leeds, England, where I could complete the last three years of my training and hopefully visit my parents in the long vacations.
Not wishing to tear her apart emotionally, I did not press for access, a terrible mistake, since she could only interpret it as me not wanting to see her. In truth, for years I could not bear to look at girls her age for missing her so desperately. It was not until Anna was sixteen and about to be married herself that we began to get to know each other again. Shapes on the Wind e-book 12/27/01 1:38 PM Page 43 The years in East Ham were not all disappointing. Barry was with me often. With my marriage essentially over, women intrigued me more than ever, though I was no nearer showing even rudimentary commonsense when my heart took over from my head.
This, however, did not necessarily mean anything — there was a lot of shooting going on at the time. Once the iron ring around the Anglo–American bridgehead was ruptured we moved forward apace. We marched through village after village to the cheers of the excited inhabitants, their jubilation often premature as shells from German 88s came whistling over. How were the children coping with the occupation, I wondered? They were coping, I found, by playing. Despite the dangers posed by snipers and shelling, boys and girls armed with makeshift toy rifles would scramble over the rubble, shrilly debating who would play the partisans and who the unpopular Nazis.
An Unexpected MP: Confessions of a Political Gossip by Jerry Hayes