Sunday, 15 February 2009

Cyril Smith, alive and well and living in Rochdale.

As people might know I am a Liberal both politically and socially. It is a regret of mine that I have not been as active recently due to work commitments. I did however manage to get to a Party meeting this weekend organised by the Highbury and Islington Liberal group [There you go Nigel I promised I would give you a plug].

The reason I am telling you all this is that Cyril Smith was the guest speaker. If you, like me assumed that dear old Cyril had passed away years ago, you couldn't be more wrong. He apparently is more passionate about politics than ever despite approaching his 81st birthday. He might not have been as clear as he used to be, and his speech was interrupted twice by trips to the small room, but his energy and drive were apparent to us all.

Still well over 25 stone Mr Smith is a tribute to modern day medicine. With the development of Anticoagulants, Statins, Diuretics, Vasodilators, and Beta blockers, perhaps we should all relax a bit and accept a bit of weight gain as part of the aging process.

I am off now to have a Pork Pie with Richard safe in the knowledge that Cyril Smith is still alive.


  1. Its nice to know that Cyril smith is alive and well i have been wanting to know for ages but never got round to find out i wish him all the best i miss his forthright ness if you see him tell him that Mr Bohdan Cozubovski asked about him

  2. Pork Pie no no..its got to be a Hollands!! :-) Havent had a Hollands Pie for 18 years due to travelling, it is one of the top things Id like to do before I die, go back to Oldham and have a Hollands pie, chips, peas and gravy, LOL..and if Cyril is still alive and well after the diet he must have had in Manchester all his life, then there's hope for the rest of us!!