I have just been told Councillor Mike Jordan (see below) probably got his “Zombie” description from the North Yorkshire County Council lexicon.
On their Council meeting days approximately 45 Tory Councillors cram into a small room an hour before the official meeting at 10:30 to receive their instructions. The small Tory Group Cabinet tells Councillors if and when they may speak in the meeting and how to vote for every resolution. Their reward for behaving as told is a good lunch at 13.00. Those not allowed to speak feel like Zombies.
Pigs waiting to get their snouts in the trough, more like.