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December 28, 2005

MPs: Gullible Idiots.

So someone comes up with yet another cockamammie theory about electro-magnetism and asks MPs to test it out:

The watch "pulses an electro-magnetic frequency of between seven to eight herz which is the Earth's magnetic frequency".

Mark Lancaster, the Tory MP for Milton Keynes North-East, said the watch "seems to make me sleep more deeply", while another Conservative, Bob Spink (Castle Point), said he felt calmer.

Justine Greening, the Tory MP for Putney, wore a "placebo" watch for the test but after receiving a real one said she had slept "deeper".

Tells us sometihng about the state of the country when MPs turn out to be gullible idiots, doesn’t it.

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Are they just trying to empathise with the voters?

Posted by: Angry Economist | Dec 28, 2005 9:57:51 AM

As it has such an effect on them, I suggest a giant transmitter in the Commons.

Posted by: Rub-a-dub | Dec 28, 2005 10:17:27 AM


they gonna start wearing copper bracelets and putting the healing power of crystals into the NHS?

Posted by: Chris harper | Dec 28, 2005 10:42:28 AM

They start putting copper bracelets on the NHS, and it'll be time to bring out my 'homeopathic, percussive therapy rainbow flavoured baseball bat', and start twatting them around the head with it.

MPs have put quite enough quackery in the NHS as it is thank you very much.

Posted by: Tom Reynolds | Dec 29, 2005 5:35:18 AM

I think I've just found the new market for Jackelope Ranching shares. Anyone care to join me in trying to rip off MP's?


Posted by: Remittance Man | Dec 29, 2005 7:52:44 AM

There are too many goofballs in the Tory party for my liking. Anthony Steen’s website still proudly displays his question to the PM requesting money for homeopathic (or ‘homopathic’ as he put it) dentistry. State-funded tooth fairies, woo-woo watches - where will it all end? Bob Geldof and Zac Goldsmith formulating policy, perhaps?

Tim adds: God, that is a damning quote. The man is obviously an ass.

Posted by: DFH | Dec 29, 2005 12:33:33 PM

Or "homoeopathic" even.

Posted by: DFH | Dec 29, 2005 12:40:01 PM