Friday 13 October 2006


Important information received from my friend, actor, Peter Dennis (Unquestionably The World's Best Pooh Reader!) concerning That Bear:

The following Early Day Motion was tabled in the House of Commons today with the following seven signatures:

Andrew Rosindell, John Baron, David Drew, John Hemming, Tim Loughton, Iris Robinson, Nicholas Winterton

Early Day Motion Number 2639 Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary

That this House joins in celebrating the 80th birthday of Winnie-the-Pooh, the much loved golden bear with a love of hunting Woozles, gorging on honey and catching Heffalumps, whose chums include Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit and Piglet; recognises the significant contribution Mr A. A. Milne's characters have had on influencing the early development of fine values, honest principles and decent morals amongst many generations of children worldwide; notes the timeless appeal of his great British bear and most notably, the way in which this character of fiction, who began life in the imagination of an English schoolboy, Christopher Robin Milne, has reached the farthest corners of the globe, from Poland, where Pooh-Bear has a street named after him, to Hong Kong where he recently successfully challenged characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Sleeping Beauty to be named the best Disney character of all time; and looks forward to another 80 years of tales from the 100 Acre Wood.

So, maybe there's hope for politicians after all --- even if they don't know how to spell 'Aker'!

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