Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Ricky Tomlinson Won’t Stand for Socialist Labour Party

So Jim Royle won’t be on the campaign. How disappointing. The Socialist Labour Party announced today that the actor who plays him - Ricky Tomlinson - won't be standing for them at the election. The party, led by Arthur Scargill, had hoped he would stand in Liverpool Wavertree, but "personal and contractual commitments have made it impossible".
Maybe just as well. For in a past life Ricky fronted a series of commercials for the privatised (former nationalised) utility, British Gas. Which of course the Socialist Labour Party would bring back into state ownership