Wednesday, 28 May 2014

John Gummer's daughter & Danczuk's wife!

'Our Daily Bread!' at Simon Danczuk's Deli 

Simon says:  'Bite on this bacon butty darling, and help my career!'
Careerism from 1990 to 2014

The significance of these two attention grabbing cases is that while John Gummer's 4-year-old daughter, Cordelia, below had the sense not to eat the burger on offer from her father in 1990; Karon Danczuk the wife of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk in last Sunday's Mail on Sunday, had no hesitation in posing for the camera while stuffing a bacon butty into her gob in a way that the former MP for Rochdale, Cyril Smith, might well have admired.

1990: Gummer enlists daughter in BSE fight:

The government has again attempted to reassure the public that British beef is safe, despite growing fears over the cattle disease, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

The Minister of Agriculture, John Gummer, below even invited newspapers and camera crews to photograph him trying to feed a beefburger to his four-year-old daughter, Cordelia, at an event in his Suffolk constituency. Although his daughter refused the burger, he took a large bite himself, saying it was 'absolutely delicious'.

The number of cases of BSE in cattle has shot up since the first case in 1986, and now stands at about 14,000, despite a government policy to slaughter all infected animals and prevent them getting into the food chain.

Fears have been mounting that the disease can jump species to cause the fatal human brain condition, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). The rising concern has led to 20 education authorities taking the decision to boycott beef products, taking beef off the menu in hundreds of schools across the country.

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