The view that Rod Liddle is a dickhead is not an original one, but it's confirmed by his latest effort in the Speccie (free registration required, but not worth it). Discussing celebrity support for political parties, he gives us:
Back then, in the early 1980s, the most exciting star Labour could rustle up was Derek ‘I’ll ’ave you, Butler’ Guyler from the appalling, witless comedy On the Buses.
This one sentence contains (at least) three errors:
1. The catchprase was “I’ll get you, Butler”.
2. It was said by Blakey, who was played by Stephen Lewis, not “Derek” Guyler.
All this should be known by everyone, but could in any case be checked in a minute. And if Liddle remembers On The Buses well enough to call it appalling and witless, how can he confuse Stephen Lewis with Deryck Guyler? It’s not as if they look alike.
Another thing: The world’s first cashpoint machine was opened by Reg Varney, in Enfield on June 27 1967.