New Lib Dem defection theory

Hairy Defectors

Borughton, Davies-Dear, Day and Moore have something in common..

Eastleigh was recently rocked by the defection of four of its longest standing Lib Dem councillors who claim the party no longer represents them.

But is there more to it than that? Regular Eastleigh News contributor Peter Stewart thinks there is. He has noticed a startling common denominator – all four have facial hair!

This is more than just a coincidence according to Pete, who as Chairman of Eastleigh UKIP regularly likes to entertain Eastleigh News readers with his whacky views on National Sovereignty and self determination.

“If this were some random event you might possibly expect that out of four random defectors, only one would have a moustache, but not all four!”

exclaimed the 53 year-old dad of one while reckoning that the odds of this happening are around 215 to 1!

Bayeux Tapestry

1066. After Harold Godwinson was brutally hacked to pieces by clean shaven Normans, the hirsute Saxons soon switched their allegiance.

Pete reckons there may be a simple explanation:

“Men who grow whiskers are probably more independently minded to start with because clearly they are not afraid to go against the grain and grow facial hair while everyone around them is compelled by vanity or fashion, to shave.”

If Stewart’s moustache theory is valid then is it possible for us to predict who will be the next local Lib Dem to defect?

  7 comments for “New Lib Dem defection theory

  1. Andy Lombardi
    March 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    The pictures above already disprove the theory.

    Mr Huhne defected to the Tory party within days of the General Election and he has no facial hair!

  2. March 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Dan Dan the ex Labour man had no facial hair and Sam Snook who has changed parties more times than the council has cut down trees is without any hair..!!

  3. Peter Stewart
    March 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Andy. It was not Chris Huhne who defected to the Tories, it was the Tories who defected to the LibDems! But it is not facial hair which the Tories lack, but back bones! Spot the Tory! It’s easy, they are more comfortable slumped in a bucket!

    Matthew! You know I’m right! Dan Dan the Labour man defected TO the LibDems. And Sam has simply been looking for an honest party with the best chance of getting elected. That’s fair enough when you want to represent the interests of the electorate, as Sam does.

  4. anne romaine
    March 23, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Hmmm, so Sam is “looking for an honest party”. Looks like he’ll be leaving the Lib Dems soon then

  5. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    March 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Another scoop you won’t read about in ‘Borough News’ 😉

  6. maureen
    March 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Facial hair, badly creased linen suits and sandals are LibDem trademarks (some manage all three!) so it isn’t surprising that these deserters are averse to a razor.

  7. janenb
    March 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Facial hair, badly creased linen suits and sandals are LibDem trademarks (some manage all three!).

    and that’s just the women…

Comments are closed.