Comic re­sponse to Labour feck­less­ness

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

PLAY­ING a comic, foul­mouthed Ir­ish ma­tri­arch, Bren­dan O’Car­roll seems an un­likely idol for a se­ri­ous politi­cian – but last week Glas­gow North East MP Paul Sweeney, one of Labour’s ris­ing stars, could not stop singing his praises, call­ing Mrs Brown’s Boys ‘one of the great­est com­edy pro­grammes on the BBC’. In fact Mr O’Car­roll, whose mother Mau­reen was a Labour mem­ber of the Ir­ish par­lia­ment, has a bet­ter po­lit­i­cal pedi­gree than many other co­me­di­ans – in­clud­ing some al­ready do­ing stand-up on the Labour front bench at West­min­ster.

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