Peter Stringfellow: Why wasn’t I hacked?

8 February 2013

12:50 PM

8 February 2013

12:50 PM

Peter Stringfellow made headlines last week when he threatened to run against the Liberal Democrat leader in his hometown of Sheffield. He made more headlines last night when he gathered together a group of his closest friends, and representatives from the nation’s media, to announce that he is going to be a father again, at the age of 72.

He treated guests to a private performance from the last of the rat-pack crooners, Buddy Greco, who had turned up in his slippers. Stringy had hoped for a little more stardust to be present. He said: ‘I did invite Andy Coulson but he’s still lying low.’ He mused further on Coulson’s decline and fall: ‘I think the press have had a bad game with this hacking stuff, but why did no one hack me?’ Answering his own question, he said: ‘They didn’t really have to, I suppose. I tell them anything they want. Waste of time for them.’

If Stingfellow’s talent for self-promotion is anything to go by, Nick Clegg should be worried.

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  • Richard Thomas

    Uinlke L’Oreal users matey, you’re mot worth it.

  • pimpmypost

    He wasnt hacked because he’s a knownothing nobody. He is a boobie.

  • Andrew Webb

    Pretty down-to-earth guy, who paid his dues doing the usual dogs**t jobs to get by. Ex-merchant seaman. I’d choose him over Clegg any day.

  • ACN

    He would have my vote. But not if meant living in Sheffield

  • Youbian

    I think it would be great fun if he ran against Clegg. At least he is a real person not an EU clone.