Derek Conway of “I’m going to pay my son £40k for nothing” fame is labouring under the delusion that the whole of parliament wants to keep in touch with him when the Estate bids him good riddance. The following email was sent to 645 MPs yesterday afternoon:
According to Wikipedia (so it must be true), the post-nominal letters TD do not designate a sexually transmitted disease or, as one of Scrapbook’s pals suggested, ‘total d**k’, but the Territorial Decoration. This reservist military honour was awarded in 1990.
Conway’s family pocketed nearly 20 times a trainee soldier’s annual wage.