An Audience with… Sharon Kemp


Is she an aging comedian, celebrity chief or a Chief Executive?   Can we expect much laughter from the audience at in jokes ?     Given the over use of the word ‘vision’ possibly a mystic meg.   Not much humility  but … Continue reading

First draft safeguarding poster campaign….


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Rotherham Politics very own Cheeky Monkey thought readers might appreciate this piece of satire: ….this was earmarked as the new RMBC safeguarding poster. Just stopped at the last minute after it was decided by committee that it might be a … Continue reading

Tickets on sale for The best ‘Comedy Club’ in Town – Monday 19th March!

Rotherham Politics has learned that Tickets are on sale for The best ‘Comedy Club’ in Town – known to us as Anston Parish Council, which takes place on Monday 19th March. Show time 19:00 starting with the supporting programme followed by the main event at 19:30. Venue Anston Parish Hall. Pay on the door, entry £5 each or £8 per pair.

Proceeds will be going towards the Chairman’s chain of office fund.

Rotherham Politics Comedy Correspondent will be in attendance, if he can get in, as we understand that locals will be turning up in large numbers to watch the spectacle!

Previously: The best ‘Comedy Club’ in Town?

Stars expected: Dominic Beck (AKA ‘Wonder Boy’, not finished growing up, still lives with his parents!), Iain StJohn and Robin Stonebridge. From the audience, Mr Brindley (Husband of Joyce, PC Member) and John Ireland, probably the worst Chairman in Rotherham (unless readers have a worse example?), performing as master of ceremonies, without benefit of a chain of office, to protect him. Stuart Thornton will be in attendance at the beginning of proceedings but will leave, when the above have performed the eviction ceremony!

Full Cast List:

Councillor John Ireland (Chairman)
Councillor Mrs Judy Dalton (Vice Chairman)
Councillor Ms Jo Burton
Councillor Iain StJohn
Councillor Mrs Joyce Brindley
Councillor Gordon Jarvis
Councillor Clive Jepson
Councillor Stuart Thornton
Councillor Dominic Beck
Councillor Miss Helen Wardle
Councillor Mrs Liz Bridges
Councillor Mrs Liz O’Brien
Councillor Martin Crowther
Councillor Robin Stonebridge
Councillor Steve Baker
Clerk to the Council Michael Gazur

Ed Miliband Aid

Who said us bloggers don’t have a sense of humour?

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ed Miliband MP

“Every day, cruelty and mistreatment of Ed Miliband make his life a misery.  His foibles, gaffes and occasional typos result in what might seem to many harmless banter, but cause a waking nightmare for Ed.  We work to end this cruelty.” Read on……..

Doing the rounds – Euro crisis humour

This arrived in Rothpol’s inbox, couldn’t resist sharing it with readers.

Little Greek Village – How the bailout package works

It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night. The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel. The guy at the Farmers’ Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna. The tavern owner slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him “services” on credit. The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.

The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how the bailout package works!

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