Thursday, 23 June 2011

he does like to be beside the seaside

Mr Salter facing both ways at once on marine parks, which he voted for in the UK and is campaigning against in Australia.  An unalloyed pleasure I am sure you will agree.  Don't know who posted this but they are very keen for as many people as possible around the world to see it, so please do not disappoint them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KyI3Xug9FE

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

ex-resident of Reading obbession with ex-MP of Reading continues...

Do try and Move On.

Jane Griffiths said...

ooh, "obbession", like that one. Not quite Howarthian though, the master is not truly being emulated here. Listen, I didn't ask some (presumably) Australian person interested in fishing to send me that link. Why do you think Mr Salter wrote a letter to Park ward (Reading East) residents before the local election last month, urging them to vote Labour? Why does the Reading Chronicle continue to call him an MP?

Anonymous said...

Who, apart from you, cares? Really.

Jonny said...

I found the Australising of Martin's accent interesting. A shift from internal [t] to [d] ("priddy good"), a vowel shift from [o] to [a]("cammon"), and the use of the "Australian lift" at the end of phrases.
Oh, and the Lundy Marine conservation and no-take zone works really well: http://www.lundy.org.uk/island/mnr.html

Anonymous said...

Anon 21.03

I do!

Anonymous said...

Yes interesting about the bogus australian twang, about as sincere as essex wide boy gutteral, which came and went according to the percieved socio-economic status of the listener.

Was said...

Sadly it is now impossible to pin down Labour activists' postings by their spelling.

Let's face it, it could be any one of them.

Anonymous said...

It is quite common for English people to live in Australia for a short period and come back with an Australian accent.

Martin S MP, Reading said...

I told you that I'd learnt to speak Australian.

theflashingblade said...

St Martin S MP, have you also learnt to do the "Potty mouth" for which you bacame so famed, especially in the Guardian Diary - so it must be true - in Australian, or 'Strine' as I believe it's called?

Martin S MP, Reading said...

Yes. It came very naturally to me, would you believe?

And in 'Strine', one doesn't need to say "Excuse my French".

Anonymous said...

attack the messenger, engage in pedantry about spelling and ignore the message.

Classic tactic for internet debate.

BTW Labour activist I'm not.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous

"attack the messenger," - also known as respond to the point raised by the poster, debate?

"engage in pedantry about spelling" If you'd been reading long you would know 1. Jane job is to correct the English language. 2. There is a long history of an almost pathalogical inability to spell and a refusal to get things checked amongst the people in Reading Labour who campaigned for a Tory MP in Reading East.

"ignore the message."Perhaps the message is crap.

"Classic tactic for internet debate." A cod analysis like this classic tactic of troll.

"BTW Labour activist I'm not." Look at my face - bothered?