On the off chance that you’ve been living in an underground hovel for the last few weeks, we’re currently experiencing the painful opening days of a General Election. In a well-worn routine that hasn’t changed since William Pitt first ran for the office, this involves the pointless, pandering routine of would-be political leaders traipsing their dog-and-pony show up and down the country, letting us Northern simpletons know that it isn’t all about London. In case you forgot: you matter too, Nottingham.
You probably heard that everyone’s favourite ditch-dying Honey Monster and current Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought the circus to Nottingham last week, making a string of painfully insincere stops along the way. From pretending he knew how to use a mop in Matlock to locking up Sixth Form students at George Spencer Academy in Stapleford, his visit was topped off with an offering from everyone’s favourite sweet eatery, Doughnotts. Further warming himself to the locals, he refused to eat any of the doughnuts presented to him, claiming that he was “fat enough already.” Who knew the dreams of the working-class were so calorific?
The King Street doughnut store have responded by releasing their own tribute to the PM, with the launch of their brand new, cock-shaped Johnson doughnut, which is available in store from today. If that wasn’t enough, they’re even giving £2 from each one sold to Framework, the Notts charity that delivers housing, health, employment support and care services to those in need. Pop down to Doughnotts this week to pick one up and do something good in the process.