James Forsyth

Pickles story takes the biscuit

Pickles story takes the biscuit
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Eric Pickles just told a story that bears an uncanny resemblance to one of the most famous cricket sledges ever. Pickles says he was walking along Millbank when a Labour MP, who sounded like Prescott, heckled him saying "Pickles you are too fat to be party chairman". To which Pickles says he replied, "It is because every time we win a seat I eat a biscuit." This story sounds like it was inspired by the exchange between Glenn McGrath and Zimbabwe's Eddo Brandes. McGrath said to Brandes, 'Why are you so f***ing fat?' Brandes replied, 'Because every time I f*** your wife she gives me a biscuit".

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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