St Helens mayor tells Anne Robinson he shops in Manchester
I meant to blog on this the other day, but forgot to.
My colleague on the Echo Vicki Kellaway wrote a piece about the St Helens mayor who admitted on the Weakest Link that he shopped in Manchester, despite having urged people to shop locally.
Cllr John Beirne then later told viewers: "Anne took the mickey out of my accent, but there again, we can't all fall into money and leave the town we were born and brought up in and change our accents like some people can, Anne."
He made some effort to defend his home town, telling the presenter it wasn't so tough being a hairdresser in St Helens because people in the town "tend to look after their hair".
I've resisted putting in a pun here about the weakest link, etc, etc.
The full article can be found here.