Best political resignation reason ever

Lord Drayson has resigned as a defence minister to try to qualify for Le Mans:

“As you know I have a passion for motor racing and over the past year have competed in the British GT championship racing a unique bio-ethanol fuelled race car, achieving a ‘historic first’ win for a green-fuelled car and coming second overall in the championship.

“A number of special circumstances have now presented me with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take my racing to the next level.

“I have the opportunity to race next year in the American Le Mans series in the US, a key step towards my eventual dream of success in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race.” 

So, he’s resigning to spend less time with his family. 

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2 Responses to Best political resignation reason ever

  1. ….actually, Lord Alexander Fermor-Hesketh, now a pillock pillar of the Tory establishment, did rather the opposite – he spent most of the family fortune on racing in the mid-70s (I’m sure those of us of appropriate age will remember James Hunt in the Hesketh!), got into horrible trouble with the taxman, fled to the States for a couple of years and then came back to take up his seat in the Lords 😉

  2. pigeonhed says:

    ‘Minister resigns over Race plans’

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