By Jenni Frazer
February 22, 2010
Like everyone else in the media world, the BBC PM programme sent a reporter to stand outside Macclesfield train station last week to interview returning commuters about the comments of their local MP, Sir Nicholas Winterton.
For those who don't know, Winterton caused some enjoyable frissons by complaining bitterly that there was no proper funding for MPs only to travel first class, not least because the people in Standard Class - that's you and me - were "different". I.e. noisy and with the temerity to have children who might interrupt Winterton.
My favourite comment was the man who said, musingly, "He's a good MP." Then, after a long pause: "Mind, he's got a real tip to himself." Says it all, really.