Merrick Cockell is a man on a mission…..his desperation to get his ample bottom onto the red leather of the Lords is the talk of the town.
His desperation is well based. Even he realizes close colleagues are making treacherous noises hoping his fourteen years of misrule is drawing to a close.
Cockell’s hope was that he would be rewarded with a job in the Lords and a replacement income to make up for the lost £70,000 a year from RBK&C and £55,000 a year from the LGA quango.
Sadly, the prospects for our ‘Prime Minister’ look less than rosy, even though many of us are rooting for his peerage as the only way of getting rid of him.
For those who have missed the documentary it explores the life-saving skills of child brain surgeon Jay Jayamohan and his team of fellow surgeons and nurses at John Ratcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
If one man deserves a peerage for his humanity and skill it’s the likes of this saintly man. Instead, we reward the likes of Cockell:it really makes one despair of this country.