HMS Belfast. London. BBC1. Live. The Culture Secretary, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, suddenly flies off the handle and hurls a bloody great lump of polished brass into a crowd of voters.
During the Martin Creed ‘arty-farty’ Olympic work (that actually caused Creed no physical work at all), millions of us (including Hunt) were invited to ring any bell we could lay our hands on.
Jeremy (Westminster’s answer to Mr Bean) rejected his usual bicycle bell in favour of a massive heavy ‘dong’ minted for all its musical worth by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
Having swung the bell above the heads of children for a good three minutes with a smirk on his face, he was then invited to board HMS Belfast for a Live interview and repeat his bell ringing feat.
By now, his bell clearly felt it had endured quite enough of his buffoonery and decapitated itself on live TV. A totally unexpected move which caused Hunt to a throw a heavy object towards the skull of many an innocent bystander.
Which is quite ironic really, especially after Hunt had been so keen to keep his head well down in the House of Commons – post Leveson rumpus.
The man looks a fool…. And fate always ensures that a fool’s behaviour removes all doubt.