Friday, 14 July 2017

Newton Abbott

Anne Marie Morris used an expression that had not been current in 50 or 60 years, even though she herself is only 60.

But then, I have heard, this very year, Sir Nicholas Soames refer to the radio as "the wireless".

The Conservative Party may have over 40 per cent of the vote, but it does not have a mass membership. Welcome to the world of such members as it does have.

As to the word, is there any other job in this country that one could expect to keep after having been recorded using it?

This week, Diane Abbott spoke movingly of the frequency with which she and her staff were subjected to it.

A motion needs to be brought, and indeed ought already have been brought, to expel Anne Marie Morris from the House of Commons.

Thereby defying the Conservatives and the DUP to vote against it, although there is no reason to assume that they would wish to do so.

I am pleased for Afzal Khan, one of several newly elected Labour MPs to have joined the front bench.

But it is at times like this that we, as a country, really do miss George Galloway's presence in the Commons.

That said, Diane Abbott is still very much there. Over to her?


  1. It is at times like this that we, as a country, really do miss David Lindsay's presence in the Commons. You would have done this by now.

    Yes, lots of new MPs given Shadow jobs, even more made PPS to front benchers. Can we name one who hasn't been given anything? I think we can.

    1. Laura was offered things but turned them down.