This is probably the only time I’m ever going to say this:
Everyone in Real Life Westminster REALLY needs to listen to Ollie here.
But since I find it impossible to let Ollie have the last word just because he’s actually, you know, MASSIVELY RIGHT about something (for once), here’s Malcolm being OUTRAGED! at Helen’s carelessness in the form of his old obsession with clowns
and an apparent new obsession with inferno Nicola in a Zumba class
while being as sarcastic as is humanly possible
which obviously is just a wee bit horribly mean and hypocritical of him since of course he did totally set Helen up in the first place with the visible notes and the swarming hack pack; but on the other hand, he was only able to do that
because she really IS *way* more clueless than an adult in politics in Westminster has any right to be in the age of powerful digital lenses.
Except actually I guess she isn’t since the exact same thing keeps happening to Real Life ministers and spads. And sure, a few are intentional (Hello Malcolm), most definitely aren’t which is a striking reminder how some lessons will clearly never EVER be learned – even if they’re repeated with an almost startling regularity.