A self-publicist we’d rather not have heard about
Our dislike for Speaker John Bercow is well known but equally ridiculous is a report in today’s Evening Standard about an incident between him and a Range Rover Sport driver named Nathalie Pulford in Ixworth Place, Chelsea.
Bercow allegedly hit “divorced full-time mother” Pulford’s Range Rover Sport in his Volvo 4×4 – number plate S88 LLY – as she watched on from the Gaucho Grill restaurant just before he was due to visit St Luke’s Church at 6.20pm yesterday. She “lost [her] cool” on confronting Mr Bercow and told the newspaper:
“He would not even approach the subject. He was being really haughty, being a completely arrogant toff”.
“I could tell he bumped the car behind him because it moved. And then he bumped my car as well. I only had that car re-sprayed last year and I know every scratch on it and the scratches there now weren’t there before. But that’s not the point, it’s the fact he wouldn’t even admit responsibility and apologise whatsoever. He was just very rude about it and talked to me like I was nothing”.
“It sounds petty but it’s the principle. As far as I’m concerned he’s a little weasel who should take responsibility, but he’s just like the rest of them”.
Instead of contacting the police – who are conveniently located around the corner in Lucan Place – immediately, Ms Pulford waited until 1am this morning to get in touch with them but somehow managed to call the newspapers instead. Speaker Bercow might be an odious individual but this private matter should have remained such. For that reason, we make Nathalie Pulford our most deserved Wally of the Week.
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