Vaizey fancies games console for his office

Vaizey fancies games console for his office

Vaizey fancies games console for his office

First published in News

WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey is considering a campaign to get a games console in his ministerial office.

The Tory minister admitted in an interview with the Independent that he had been told by the “powers that be” not to have a console in his office at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Various items relevant to his culture portfolio already adorn his London office, including a John Hubbard painting and the Oscar won for costume design for My Fair Lady by Cecil Beaton in 1964.

Speaking about the games console debate he said: “I was encouraged not to, in case it looked frivolous. But I think I will renew my campaign. I have a television so why can’t I have a games console?”

In the interview, he also spoke about how pleased he was for Maria Miller, who replaced Jeremy Hunt in a recent cabinet reshuffle as culture secretary, a role Mr Vaizey had been tipped for.

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10:24am Sat 29 Sep 12

Gunslinger says...

What a tw*t! Glad I don't live in his constituency.
Cameron obviously has some sense, not giving him the top job.
What a tw*t! Glad I don't live in his constituency. Cameron obviously has some sense, not giving him the top job. Gunslinger
  • Score: 1

10:27am Sat 29 Sep 12

Trevor Craig says...

This is the man tasked by law to "oversee and promote the public library service" and to ensure it is "comprehensive and efficient for all that desire to use it". Has shamefully buried his head in the sand while the libraries are decimated up and down the land, a games console to keep the half wit occupied won't make any difference now.
This is the man tasked by law to "oversee and promote the public library service" and to ensure it is "comprehensive and efficient for all that desire to use it". Has shamefully buried his head in the sand while the libraries are decimated up and down the land, a games console to keep the half wit occupied won't make any difference now. Trevor Craig
  • Score: 0

11:22am Sat 29 Sep 12

winger whitley says...

Well he is my MP and a direct quote from the well respected, pro Tory Daily Telegraph columnist Peter Oborne sums him up neatly enough.
"Jeremy Hunt should be called as well as Mr Hunt’s brainless sidekick, Ed Vaizey."
Wholly appropriate that he wants a games console, it says it all about this lightweight.
Well he is my MP and a direct quote from the well respected, pro Tory Daily Telegraph columnist Peter Oborne sums him up neatly enough. "Jeremy Hunt should be called as well as Mr Hunt’s brainless sidekick, Ed Vaizey." Wholly appropriate that he wants a games console, it says it all about this lightweight. winger whitley
  • Score: 0

11:45am Sat 29 Sep 12

Geoff Roberts says...

Normally I'd write several massive blocks of text. This requires one word really but unfortunately it'd be moderated out of existence!
Normally I'd write several massive blocks of text. This requires one word really but unfortunately it'd be moderated out of existence! Geoff Roberts
  • Score: 1

11:51am Sat 29 Sep 12

Geoff Roberts says...

Although he's possibly not too bright because he could just buy himself a decent laptop then he'll be able to use it a a games machine too. So he can enjoy a break whilst he drags people down alley ways in GTA 4, knifes them and steals their money. Mind you he's not too far away from doing that in real life. Metaphorically speaking of course. Maybe we can get a multi player game going. I've got my (imaginary) sniper rifle ready, now all I need is to climb this ladder and help the cops bring a mugger to justice.
Although he's possibly not too bright because he could just buy himself a decent laptop then he'll be able to use it a a games machine too. So he can enjoy a break whilst he drags people down alley ways in GTA 4, knifes them and steals their money. Mind you he's not too far away from doing that in real life. Metaphorically speaking of course. Maybe we can get a multi player game going. I've got my (imaginary) sniper rifle ready, now all I need is to climb this ladder and help the cops bring a mugger to justice. Geoff Roberts
  • Score: 1

12:11pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Shirley Burnham says...

Mr Vaizey has enough money to buy his own games console. The taxpayer to fund it ? What an extraordinary notion. Waggish, perhaps - but also shameless.
Mr Vaizey has enough money to buy his own games console. The taxpayer to fund it ? What an extraordinary notion. Waggish, perhaps - but also shameless. Shirley Burnham
  • Score: -1

12:24pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Shirley Burnham says...

Mr Vaizey has enough money to buy his own games console. The taxpayer to fund it ? What an extraordinary notion. We are told we're "all in it together" - but exclusions apply when it comes to some MPs chancing their arms to apply for goodies via the debased *expenses* system to satisfy their greed.
Mr Vaizey has enough money to buy his own games console. The taxpayer to fund it ? What an extraordinary notion. We are told we're "all in it together" - but exclusions apply when it comes to some MPs chancing their arms to apply for goodies via the debased *expenses* system to satisfy their greed. Shirley Burnham
  • Score: 1

9:13am Sun 30 Sep 12

Buntcuster says...

I think it's a great idea. Why shouldn't Ed be allowed to play with himself in the privacy of his own office.
I think it's a great idea. Why shouldn't Ed be allowed to play with himself in the privacy of his own office. Buntcuster
  • Score: 0

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