Being remided today of 90s Tory sleaze, the image that popped into my mind was that of Steve Bell's cartoons of John Major, with his underpants on over his trousers. My parents had one of those cartoons pinned to the kitchen wall, I belive. I loved those cartoons. I used to do my own ones, of Margaret Thatcher and Douglas Turd, which in retrosepct was probably a strange thing for an 11 year old to be doing.
Anyway, I just read that Steve bell has a special pair of John Major underpants up for auction on ebay (currently at £365), in aid of NNLSDropin, a charity that supports destitute asylum seekers.
A whole gang of celeb types have donated pants, and they are as follows:
Alex Kingston Aline Crumb Alison Goldfrapp Anthea Turner Cath Kidston Constance Briscoe Daniel Day-Lewis David Morrissey Emma Thompson Fay Ripley Fergie Helen Mirren Ian Hislop Jah Wobble Jarvis Cocker John Hegley Jordan Kirsty Young Nick Cave Nick Hornby Ray Winstone Ricky Gervais Sacha Baron Cohen Sheila Hancock Steve Bell Theo Walcott Tilda Swinton Tom Chambers Tracy Moberley Mark Thomas Benjamin Zephaniah Joanna Lumley Sandi Toksvig Sue Perkins
Currently, Black eyed Peas singer Fergie's are getting the most love, at £435 and 40 bids, followed by Bell's, then Jarvis Cocker's, then Nick Cave's, then Jordan's. Insert your own jokes in the commens, thanks very much.