Labour members from the three Rotherham Constituencies got together last Friday at the Trades Club in Rotherham, for a fund raiser. Guest of honour at the event was Labour MP and shadow chancellor, Ed Balls.
There was only one subject being discussed, was MacShane going to come? A whisper went round that no one had sold him any tickets, so they were confident he wouldn’t show and cause embarrassment to Ed Balls or the Labour Party, given his disgrace, ongoing police investigation and suspension of the Whip.
Just as everyone was beginning to relax, MacShane turned up at the door and after paying for a ticket was admitted. The ripple of embarrassed consternation that went around the room was palpable, Ed’s face was reportedly a picture! Anyone with a picture of this would be welcome to send us a copy, please?
MacShane cannot possibly have failed to notice this, even with his legendary, rhinoceros like, thick skin!