It was Labour Prime Minister, HAROLD WILSON, who back in the 1960’s said, “ A week in politics is a long time”.
How very true!
A statement that has really hit home with DAVE FARQUARSON from West London who just lashed out £3500 in buying, and having shipped over from China, 500 LIZZ TRUSS dog toys, which he’s still trying to offload at £14.99 each.
So far he’s sold just 5 of the goodies, having already discovered that traditional pet stores don’t want to sell anything that’s political, but some quirky outlets that are a bit politically incorrect have shown some interest.
‘We’ll see if it’ll be a Christmas hit or not,’ he said.
When he originally placed the order he thought it would appeal to both sides of the political spectrum.
“I wasn’t making it thinking if you hate the Tories, you’ll get your dog chewing on this or maybe it’ll be more fun if you want your dog to play around it with it though.”
Dave added, “While the designs have divided opinion among people, there have been some helpful suggestions about how the dog toys could be repurposed.”
‘It was always going to be a love or hate thing,’ he said.
‘I had one person suggest I repurpose it as an Uma Thurman toy. Another guy said I should put a Leicester badge on it and make it Robbie Savage.’
In the second hour of today’s programme, Margaret Mills joined us to turn the clock back to the days when some one-time residents of Wickford in Essex named an area of Rhode Island in the USA in memory of their origins.
Listen again here to what Margaret told me today: –
See you again next week,