Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir David!

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Your blogger’s little birds bring him word of the foremost social event in Southend this weekend. Apparently the newly-knighted recovering comedian and Tory MP for Southend West David Amess hired Porters, the 14th century house used by the Mayor for civic functions.

And the purpose of this soiree? Sir David treated his guests to a showing of the DVD of his investiture at Buckingham Palace. Which, I presume, is the chivalric equivalent of subjecting friends and family to your holiday photos.

To crown the event, my spies report that Sir David turned up to the event in a St George’s outfit (Rented cheap after England’s rugby world cup exit? -Ed), riding on a horse.

No word yet as to whether Cake was served…

Southend West MP David Amess to be knighted for services to comedy

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Congratulations, apparently, are due to David Amess, MP for Southend West, who is being awarded a knighthood in the New Years Honours.

No, it’s real. I’ve checked. The question is for what is this honour being bestowed?┬áDavid has many excellent moments to choose from, both in his time representing Southend West, and before his 1997 chicken run when he was Basildon MP.

Read on…