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Wazzock Of The Week


If anyone needed a contemporary illustration of Philip Larkin’s famous ode to parenthood – “they fuck you up, your mum and dad” – then you probably need to look no further than Rob Gledhill, a Tory councillor in the Essex borough of Thurrock.

Having been delivered of a sprog by his partner, he has only gone and saddled the poor boy with the moniker Thatcher Stephen Maguire, in honour of Essex man’s favourite politician. I pity the poor lad.

Still, it could have been worse. There are a fair number of Kosovan Albanians bearing the name Tonibler in honour of the former Labour PM who received hero status out there for encouraging NATO to intervene in the Balkans. Or Gledhill could have followed rapper Chief Keef who named his son after his record label to promote a new album. I doubt Sno Filmon Dot Com Cozart was any catchier than the track.

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