Man In The Eye: Gavin Barwell (Part 94)

From today’s edition of Private Eye magazine (available at all good newsagents. And some not so good ones, too).

Karl Pilkington was not MP for Croydon Central from 2010 to 2017.

Ena B Cookson was not available for comment.

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3 Responses to Man In The Eye: Gavin Barwell (Part 94)

  1. At least Karl Pilkington was only an idiot abroad……….

  2. whitgiftavenue says:

    This nasty little piece is sadly symptomatic of the lack of respect shown to those who selflessly strive to serve the ordinary people of this once great country.
    I’m sure the members of the Inside Croydon Editorial team, with their Oxbridge degrees and fat salaries and their chums in the liberal metropolitan elite, must think themselves ‘Oh so’ clever to juxtapose the image of a feckless buffoon alongside that of a talented, hard working and decent man. Shame on you Inside Croydon!
    Mr Pilkington will forever have my gratitude and admiration and for all he has done for the people of this country and no amount of snidery from you will change that.

    • derekthrower says:

      I certainly agree with your comment. This is an affront to Karl. He is a professionally qualified idiot while the other one has only shown himself to be only a hopeless amateur.

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