Sunday, December 17, 2006

SHOCK NEWS: single male forms relationship with single female

Reports of Lembit's newfound relationship with one of the Cheeky Girls come as light entertainment on a grey Sunday afternoon.

Having read Sian Lloyd's account of the death of their relationship, whilst I feel sorry for her (you'll never know just how sorry, Sian...), it does seem that the engagement was heading full steam ahead for the rocks. I've always been of the view that there is only room for one 'star' in a relationship, and that the 'supporting cast' needs to possess a range of skills plus, most importantly, a lack of ego.

In part, I put the end of my marriage down, in part, to an unwillingness to be the 'supporting cast' without any recognition on the part of the 'star'. It can be damaging to self-esteem, and you become increasingly embittered. At that point, there are only two real options, separation or meaningful reconciliation. Strangely though, it's usually the star that pulls the trigger... funny, that.

I do think, however, that Sian comes off looking slightly tarnished by the whole affair. I'm not aware that Lembit has changed that much in twenty years. He is still mildly eccentric, full of energy and one of the more social of our MPs. If Sian thought that she could change him, she was probably making a big mistake. Going to the Mail on Sunday to weep tears for the benefit of its readers (and I'm assuming that a fee has changed hands, regardless of its final destination) isn't likely to encourage anyone else to offer to replace him in her affections.

Indeed, Gabriela Irimia seems to confirm that the affair was only consummated after the engagement was broken off. And so, if that is true, and even Sian isn't suggesting that it isn't, whilst Lembit has behaved rather discourteously, he hasn't actually done anything particularly wrong.

And, if we now have Gabriela and her sister on our side, I can't wait for the next Party Political Broadcast with Ming and the Cheeky Girls talking about Europe...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're going to have a mid-life crisis, you may as well do it in style... so are you dating the other one?

Mark Valladares said...
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Mark Valladares said...

What, Monica?... Damn!...

bristol alumni ho ho ho said...

well I remember Lembit at Bristol Uni in 1984 at the start of his political career, and he was never a dull character which just makes me chuckle every time I see him acting the respectable and sensible politician....little do people know that before he made President of the Students Union in 1985, he had cut his teeth the year before as founder member and leader of Piss Soc., a student body dedicated to the consumption of vast amounts of alcohol. This addition to his cv was obviously looked upon favourably by his previous leader....

istanbultory said...

Bristol alumni, etc,
So Lembit is just another Lib Dem piss artist. Don't delete me for that one, Mr V.
And a Happy Xmas to one and all. Although I suspect you Lib Dem chaps are rather more into Winterval...

Mark Valladares said...

Dear IstanbulTory,

Heaven forbid, mon ami... and a Merry Christmas to you too! Winterval? Humbug!