Sunday 25 February 2018

Lise Hand: A turnip for the books kills off sneaky leek conspiracy theory

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

EVERYONE was holding their breath. It's Day 17 in the Big Brother house and the number of inmates is dwindling at an alarming rate. Three voted themselves out (George, Deirdre and Trevor), but there remains some confusion as to whether the fourth (Willie) voted himself out too, or was firmly handed his hat by a small but determined cabal of housemates.

Who would be next? Would the guillotine fall on yet another head before the day is out? Surely it's the Labour Party's turn for the tumbrel? And would the Green grassy knoll conspiracy claim its ultimate victim -- the Government itself?

Trevor may have quit his ministerial portfolio, but the circumstances surrounding his eviction still provided plenty of (organic) food for thought. Was the Minister for Food brought down by a sneaky leek, sorry, leak? In the immediate aftermath, some fingers of blame began pointing in the direction of the Cabinet's hardman, Dermot Ahern.

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