Parliament’s new intake of SNP members have the manners of schoolchildren – and the ignorance of the class dunce.
They should have known better than to try bullying the man known as the Beast of Bolsover.
Those responsible for demeaning their position in this manner should be named and shamed – but, like all bullies, they’re probably too cowardly to admit it.
He told the Telegraph (of all papers, it had to be that one):
“I was engaged in an activity today to ensure that the Scot Nats weren’t going to take over that front bench. You have to get up very early in the morning to do it. I was up at just after 6 o’clock and I had to do it yesterday.
“I don’t think you understand the steps that I have to take. I’m dealing with 56 members of the Scots Nats and on some days I’ve been doing it single-handed.”
“It is about the fact that as long as I remember that bench has never been taken over by a party that believes they can own it.
“It is about a battle of wits but it is also about being dedicated. I don’t see why after all these years a party that has temporarily got a few more seats should be allowed to do as they like in the Commons.
“It is not about me. That bench when I came into the House of Commons in 1970 was inhabited by what they called the awkward squad and by and large it’s had that reputation ever since.”
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