Chamali Fernando 'wristband' tiff.....
We don't know Chamali Fernando, as being incarcerated in the Peoples Unitary Authority of Peterborough, the regal Ms Fernando is hardly likely to marvel at our self inflicted traffic jams or be fascinated by the dear leaders memorial on/ off /on /off fountains, but she is apparently the official Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge (Toff alert) and according to local hacks, a licensed attorney in the State of New York. Which of course will be very handy for the coachloads of American tourists visiting Cambridge, should they stub a toe on the pavement, break a fingernail in the local Nandos or feel the need to consult a friendly Lawyer.
What is confusing is the suggestion that Ms Fernando has started legal action through Manleys Solicitors against another parliamentary candidate, this time for the Lib Dems: Julian Huppert. Curiously Manleys are known for the work they do, for a host of high powered clients and entertainers such as Kerry Katona.
The timing is interesting, at a critical time when Ms Fernandos political campaign would seem to require that she devote all her energies to winning over the hearts and minds of those who might have previously voted for Mr Huppert, it all seems a trifle odd. Its all over some alleged remarks concerning an idea that distinctive wrist bands for people with mental illnesses would be a good idea. Possibly compulsory.
We think it stinks as an idea, but a possible for consideration as part of the hustings chatter and something new to shout about on doorsteps. In fact anything to give this election some kind of buzz as its in danger of being one of the most boring campaigns any of us are likely to experience or endure..
The riddle isn't helped by the student paper Varsity running banner headlines stating Ms Fernando is suing Julian Huppert. Its clearly at the preliminary stage, a long way to go before its up in Court and frankly potential politicians need very thick skins following recent directions, and politicians being just a few rungs above hacks and estate agents, in the great scheme of things.
No one seems to have seen any documents or legal bundles destined for the High Court, but just one of those pre-action format catch-all letters cranked off the office Gestetner ( being Cambridge we've taken some artistic licence, if you don't know what a Gestetner is or was, we suggest ask your grandparents...)
Next week we will consider the distress caused by people standing on doorsteps wearing garish rosettes, or peering through letterboxes...
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