An Unexpected MP: Confessions of a Political Gossip by Jerry Hayes

By Jerry Hayes

A few humans input politics simply because they wish to make the area a greater position. Then there are people with welldeserved inferiority complexes who wish prestige, strength and place. Few think me, yet I entered the home of Commons simply by means of accident.' excessive advantage in excessive place of work? no longer an opportunity, says Jerry Hayes. No staid autobiography or dry political memoir, An unforeseen MP takes you on a raucous and salacious romp via Westminster, the media and public lifestyles. during this no-holds-barred exposé, Jerry Hayes exhibits precisely why humans have been so stunned while he turned an MP - from the obligation policeman who informed him to bugger off whilst he rolled up on his first day, to the Iron woman herself, who seemed with a steely eye on his joyful chutzpah. And, because the excellent antidote to the holier-than-thou, whiter-than-white methods of the present crop of politicos, the shameless - and shamelessly enjoyable - Hayes makes a super travel consultant to the unusual nation that's Parliament, taking gleeful swipes at left and correct alike. jam-packed with tall stories of unspeakable debauchery on a tsunami of alcohol, An unforeseen MP is a thundering account of the offbeat lunacy of Westminster and Fleet road.

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The city attorney never clarified the law. Claudette Colvin was convicted with a suspended sentence. But despite the fact that the city commission and the bus company did not act, something else had begun to happen. The long repressed feelings of resentment on the part of the Negroes had begun to stir. The fear and apathy which had for so long cast a shadow on the life of the Negro community were gradually fading before a new spirit of courage and self-respect. The inaction of the city and bus officials after the Colvin case would make it necessary for them in a few months to meet another committee, infinitely more determined.

Next time they would face a committee supported by the longings and aspirations of nearly fifty thousand people, tired people who had come to see that it is ultimately more honorable to walk the streets in dignity than to ride the buses in humiliation. III The Decisive Arrest O n december 1, 1955, an attractive Negro seamstress, Mrs. Rosa Parks, boarded the Cleveland Avenue bus in downtown Montgomery. She was returning home after her regular day’s work in the Montgomery Fair, a leading department store.

Johns refused, until the driver agreed to return his fare. Before leaving, Mr. Johns stood in the aisle and asked how many of his people would follow him off the bus in protest. Not a single person responded. ” Some of the passivity of the uneducated could, like that of the educated, be attributed to the fear of economic reprisals. Dependent on the white community, they dared not protest against unjust racial conditions for fear of losing their jobs. But perhaps an even more basic force at work was their corroding sense of inferiority, which often expressed itself in a lack of self-respect.

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