The House, Parliament's weekly magazine, is not often a source of amusement but this week their cover feature caught my eye.
Profiled is Tessa Munt, the new Liberal Democrat MP for Wells (she beat David Heathcoat-Amory two months ago). Munt, who has held the ambition to become a MP since childhood, used to be a member of the Labour Party but switched to the Lib-Dems when she became disillusioned with the centralising tendencies of the early Blair Government.
Having spent her "whole life opposing Conservatives", she finds the Liberal-Conservative coalition "weird" and "extraordinary" but concedes that "Conservatives are slightly different from how they used to be". It is "distressing" that a lot of Tories "are hugely reasonable".
She rationalises teaming up with the Tories as like a lifelong Fulham fan (read Liberal Democrats) accepting an offer to play for Chelsea (read Conservatives). That way you can "get yourself noticed".
It is a clever little analogy. Chelsea won the Premiership this year whilst Fulham had to make do with a mid-table mediocrity.