Rubber Johnny for sale - only £3,500
We need a totem, something to hold and touch that we can be sure of, a symbol of strong leadership in a time of utter rudderlessness. So we’re saving up for the John Major Spitting Image puppet.
Auction house Bonhams will be flogging the grey, pea-scoffing former PM on June 23rd as part of a batch of entertainment memorabilia and is expected to raise as much as £3,500, £1,300 less than the punch-drunk Gordon Brown’s puppet went for and more than £9,000 less than the sexy combo of Tony and Cherie Blair.
Still, it doesn’t really matter who gains power after today’s inter-party squabbling and cosying-up – there’s a harsh economic shit storm ahead and more of us will be jobless and potless than ever before – so £3.5k for the only Tory prime minister in living memory that didn’t make us want to be sick into our own hands can’t be too bad, can it?