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Lichfield and Burntwood MP’s bid to launch naked cycle ride is backed by the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister has backed a decision by Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP to strip off for a naked charity cycle ride.

Michael Fabricant showed off more than his handlebars as he launched a bid to create a new annual fundraiser.

The Conservative MP created a video of him riding through a park with nothing but a tie and his sunglasses.

And his bid has been given the backing of Theresa May.

A spokesperson for Number 10 said: The Prime Minister wishes Michael the very best of luck with his fundraising.

“He is raising money for an excellent cause and I’m sure that St Giles’ Hospice will be very grateful for his efforts.”

Mr Fabricant said he hoped cyclists would join him and ring their bells for a ride from Lichfield to the charity’s Whittington HQ.

“”It would be a beautiful thing and uncover all sorts of parts I’ve never seen before,” he said.

“I’m told naked cycle riding is both healthy and liberating.”

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  1. Strumpet

    24th October, 2018 at 7:18 am

    I’m flabbergasted – or should that be flabbygasted? Is this early onset dementia? Desperate dating measures praps? Or just an attention seeking old fool? With all the big problems our society is facing this cretin chooses to spend his time and our money doing this? Ugh, Mr Flabricant is truly revolting and so out of touch.

  2. Rob

    24th October, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Fabricant along with Wilcox are an embarrassment to the District. Time (overdue) for change

  3. Nodge

    24th October, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Don’t have nightmares

  4. Dave. Lichfield.

    24th October, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    why was he not arrested , what if there had been children around , this is really suspect, anybody else doing this would be on a register by now , quite frankly if I were St Giles Hospice I would pull the plug on this fundraiser right now. Finally, the prime minister backs this , that says it all.

  5. Mike

    24th October, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Imagine using charity as an excuse for narcissism.

  6. Philip Allso

    25th October, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Please stop him. This will have national exposure and we will all be tainted by his position as our representative in parliament. This is one bike trip too far! What has become of our city of philosophers?

  7. Jennie Crosby

    25th October, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    I would have thought St Giles would have more about them then needing him to make a farce out of their fundraising. I’m passionate and thankful of what St Giles does, please it’s not worth the embarrassment.

  8. Bob Chorba

    27th October, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    I can only assume that Enola Gay – sorry, Mrs May – backs the Fabster’s naked initiative because she too realises that he’s an even greater liability to her party than that motley crew of opportunists AKA Brexiteers and hopes that what might seem to him like a pat on the back is actually enough rope to hang himself.

  9. Burntwood Bloke

    29th October, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Mr F knows that he can do what he wants, when he wants. The fact is, Lichfield residents would vote a bag of potatoes into power provided it had the word “Conservative” written on it.

  10. Michel Souris

    29th October, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    The potatoes are running the country, Brexit and LDC unfortunately.

  11. Darryl

    29th October, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    @Dave, Lichfield – it requires intention to cause ‘alarm or distress’, which may be arguable.

    Raising money for St. Giles is a good thing, however this country has never been more divided, Mr Fabricant could make far better use of his time.

  12. Rob

    29th October, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    The country’s always been divided. It’s just that until recently the liberal/left have had things their own way so only now have they become aware of it.

  13. Darryl

    29th October, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Has it Rob? Point me to a similar time without going back to the Roundheads and Cavaliers.

  14. Rob

    29th October, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Just because division is now openly expressed doesn’t mean it wasn’t already there. When the liberal/left were in the ascendancy they blissfully assumed that as they were happy and contented everyone else must be too, because after all, everybody else thinks just like they do.

  15. N Mickham

    29th October, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Darryl I know it was ONLY civil disobedience and rioting but 1990 springs to mind, or perhaps 1984, or 1974 and 1972 or perhaps a little less in the distant past for those who’s memory does not stretch back too far like our friend Rob – August 2011.

    What I notice is that there’s at least one common denominator in all these events, an ideologically driven right wing government and perhaps a second one being a culture of divide and conquer. Just how I see it but the facts speak for themselves I always believe, irrespective of any blinkered political views, eh Rob. By the way Rob I’m starting to believe you are either a fully paid up member of The League Of St George or M F’s new boyfriend. Can this party really do no wrong in your eye’s?

  16. Darryl

    30th October, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Rob suggests he know the minds of all in the UK. I’m done.

  17. Bob Chorba

    30th October, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Well, everyone who has commented above seems to agree that it is time that Fabracula – pardon the Hallowe’en touch, I couldn’t resist the topicality – retired discreetly to his coffin before some Van Helsing, local or national, right or left, decides that it’s high time to drive that stake through the heart of his so-called political career. It has to be added though, that he may have got away with so much so far because the Conservative Party itself has shown a higher level or tolerance for – or is it an inability to deal with or an inherent gravitation towards? – preposterous and ludicrous opportunism, self-interest, incompetence and disregard for professionalism and principle in its ranks than I can recall in any other British political party at any time in the last 50 years. Consequently, I call on the PM, Dominic Raab (who/what is he???) and Jeremy Hunt (we know only too well what manner of beast he is) to refrain from implementing any plan to ride naked on seat-less bicycles around that cycle-friendly city of Brussels in the hope of brokering a better Brexit deal for the Untied – no, it’s not a typo – Kingdom. Ta-ra a bit.

  18. Bob Chorba

    31st October, 2018 at 12:25 am

    To Rob: If “the country” has always been divided, maybe there’s as good a reason for that country to cease to exist than to exist in a permanent state of division. Certainly, internal diversity and tension may characterise a “country” but there’s nothing to commend division per se. “The country” by any measure is arbitrary even if there is some historical allegiance to a myth of community, so why not take this opportunity – the time is ripe – to reconfigure borders internal as well as external? We might all feel a lot better for it. Divorce can be cathartic, therapeutic and emancipatory. Should we really be continuing to fuel this atavistic devotion to a “United Kingdom” at any cost? We owe it to ourselves to reflect at very least on whether this conception of our geographical-cultural identity is still relevant.

  19. Rob

    10th December, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    @ N Mickham
    A second common denominator in all those events was an ideologically driven left-wing agitator led opposition. A movement purporting to be democratic supporters, just as long as the democratic process throws up the desired result. When it doesn’t, the marching, silly badges and banners, civil disobedience and rioting break out.
    I’ve not noticed this type of behaviour on a large scale from the right when the left are in power.
    Just how I see it but the facts speak for themselves.

  20. Rob

    10th December, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Even the left’s own in-house journal agrees with me about the long history of division:
    The Orwell reference is particularly apt.

  21. Philip Allso

    11th December, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Our M.Ps Contribution to politics is modest (bordering on the non existant). A question I put to him through his website (it is no longer possible to meet him personally) has gone unanswered in spite of it being a local issue. He had assured me there would be enquires but has reneged on that assurance. I suppose he undertakes these stunts to draw attention to himself. How else can he justify the misguided support he receives from the constituency.?