Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity fail to interest MPs

June 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

MPs can be forgiven if they did not have much time last week to sign up to an Early Day Motion by Keith Vaz.

The resignations of Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell pushed the Westminster rumour-mill into overdrive as gossip about a possible challenge to the Prime Minister filled the air.

Mr Vaz tabled an EDM last Tuesday that should have got widespread support from MPs keen to show the electorate that they are in touch with real lives.

15 million people tuned in to watch the final of Britain’s Got Talent, yet so far not one MP has signed up to Mr Vaz’s BGT-related EDM.

“That this House congratulates Diversity for their victory in the ITV1 show Britain’s Got Talent,” it reads.

“Notes that they received 24.9 per cent. of the votes cast; praises the group for their fantastic performance and for highlighting the positive impact of multiculturalism on the UK; encourages more young people to follow their example and to engage in positive community-based activities; and calls on the Government to do more to promote ethnic minority participation in the arts.”

Susan Boyle, the runner-up in the talent competition, fared better in terms of political attention.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown told GMTV last week that he spoke to show presenters Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan to check on Ms Boyle’s health after she suffered a minor breakdown in the wake of her defeat.

She is recovering in rehab facility The Priory.


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