At last we now know just how important our local political scandal really is. Saddleworth and the Phil Woolas affair have been mocked on America’s top comedy programme, The Daily Show.
Host Jon Stewart expressed amazement that Mr Woolas had been thrown out of Parliament for lying about his opponent: “Wow! That’s how our people get elected!” He also described Saddleworth as being in a state of “leaderless anarchy,” and seemed to think the name of our area was particularly amusing!
The episode was shown in the US on Tuesday night, and was broadcast here on More4 yesterday.
If you missed the show you can watch it again on the 40D website here.