Despite their flaws, I’m quite a fan of Early Day Motions (especially if the EDM process is reformed) but even I would have to draw the line at this EDM:
David Hasselhoff And Morecambe Winter Gardens
That this House notes that David Hasselhoff visited the precincts of the House on 8 February 2011; further notes that he pledged his support for the reopening of Morecambe Winter Gardens; believes that this demonstrates the international significance of the Winter Gardens; further believes that reopening them would reinstate an important part of the UK’s heritage and bring vital regeneration to the town of Morecambe; and wishes Mr Hasselhoff good luck in his participation in Britain’s Got Talent and in his other projects in the UK.
A major point of having a celebrity endorse a campaign is its publicity value. An EDM doesn’t add anything to that. Except to raise a smile or two.
Hat-tip: Alex Stevenson