Earlier this week, Sajid Javid MP – the son of a bus driver – was parachuted into the home office following the departure of his disgraced predecessor, Amber Rudd – who, for the record, was not the daughter of a horny-handed straphanger automobilist
Complete Son of a Bus Driver
The leaked transcript of a BBC interview with Javid – due to be screened this weekend, has been seen by us and reproduced in full, here.
Interviewer: Is it true that you are just a working-class kid from Rochdale?
Sajid Javid: My father was a bus driver, so….
Interviewer: What do you say to those that raise the issue of wide scale tax-evasion during your time as a managing director at Deutsche bank?
Sajid Javid: I’d say that the real question is did you know that my father was a bus driver?
Interviewer: As a working-class kid from Rochdale do have any regrets about your involvement in developing anti-trade union legislation?
Sajid Javid: I’m the son of a bus driver, so checkmate.
Interviewer: When Business Secretary, you ignored the advice of civil servants and granted export licenses for weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. Now that those weapons have been used in war crimes do you think that your decision was a mistake?
Sajid Javid: Well, there are two schools of thought. On one hand, yes, it was an error. On the other hand, my father drove a Dennis Dominator with a Gardner 6LXB diesel engine. so no, I’d argue that I was correct as I am the son of a bus driver.
Interviewer: Finally, Mr Javid, what do you say to the doubters that consider your appointment to one of the four great offices of state as a promotion too far?
Sajid Javid: I’d say that being the son of a bus driver is an adequate credential
Interviewer: Thank you for your valuable time, Home Secretary.
Sajid Javid: No problem. I am just a working class kid from Rochdale, and the son of a bus driver.