Musician Brian James believes Maria Miller expenses scandal has stopped people buying charity calendar with MP on the cover

Brian James with the charity calendar featuring Maria Miller.

Brian James with the charity calendar featuring Maria Miller. Buy this photo

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

HAVING the local MP in his cover picture seemed like a good idea when Brian James launched a charity calendar.

However, the musician believes that Maria Miller’s presence is striking the wrong note with voters as he is having trouble shifting his remaining stock.

Singer Brian has already raised £1,100 for BBC’s Children in Need after selling copies of the £5 Basingstoke-themed calendar around the borough.

The calendar features images of buskers around the town centre and the singer with noticeable faces, including Mrs Miller.

Brian, from Fountains Close, in Popley, Basingstoke, believes the expenses saga and anger among Basingstoke residents has hampered his attempts to sell the remaining 50 calendars.

He told The Gazette: “They (the public) won’t buy it because she is on the front, and it is a bit annoying really. It was going so well. I wish I had never put her on the front now.

“I will try and push ahead but no-one will buy them. I will be emailing her and I will be asking for £250 because I am stuck with them.”

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7:58am Fri 18 Apr 14

radders19 says...

If she can claim the £250 you might get it, otherwise good luck with that request!
If she can claim the £250 you might get it, otherwise good luck with that request! radders19
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9:13am Fri 18 Apr 14

Upontheroof says...

After recent events.
The only picture of Maria Miller the majority of people in Basingstoke want, is of her holding a prison number under her double chins.......
After recent events. The only picture of Maria Miller the majority of people in Basingstoke want, is of her holding a prison number under her double chins....... Upontheroof
  • Score: 11

12:43am Sun 20 Apr 14

CineEngineer says...

You could hang the calendar in a toliet in the hope that somebody would wipe thier backside on her face. Though come to think of it I would not wrap up dog poo on her face.
You could hang the calendar in a toliet in the hope that somebody would wipe thier backside on her face. Though come to think of it I would not wrap up dog poo on her face. CineEngineer
  • Score: 2

2:54am Thu 24 Apr 14

BasingstokeCouncilSuck says...

Well they could blot out her face, or maybe include a few pins................
Well they could blot out her face, or maybe include a few pins................ BasingstokeCouncilSuck
  • Score: 2

2:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

BasingstokeCouncilSuck says...

CineEngineer wrote:
You could hang the calendar in a toliet in the hope that somebody would wipe thier backside on her face. Though come to think of it I would not wrap up dog poo on her face.
Ha ha, or use it for curdling milk.
[quote][p][bold]CineEngineer[/bold] wrote: You could hang the calendar in a toliet in the hope that somebody would wipe thier backside on her face. Though come to think of it I would not wrap up dog poo on her face.[/p][/quote]Ha ha, or use it for curdling milk. BasingstokeCouncilSuck
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