I met Peter Hitchens for the first time last week. We have exchanged e-mails on the two subject on which we agree. They are the dangers of anti-depressants (did they kill Sylvia Plath?) and the Government's shameful action in trying to deny attention to our Afghan war dead. On all other issues I thought I disagreed with him. Not true. Today he accurately praised Speaker Bercow and slammed disrespectful Cameron.
Read and be amazed.
"You might have got the impression from some reports that Speaker John Bercow is a wicked baddie, and Mr Slippery, our leader, a gentleman of the old school.
Normally, I’d let this go, but this week it’s the opposite of the truth. Mr Bercow is doing what a Speaker ought to do, and making sure that Ministers in trouble come to Parliament and face hard questioning.
Whatever his politics or his past Mr Bercow is upholding our constitution and liberties, and good for him.
Mr Cameron, meanwhile, has taken to delivering cowardly and disrespectful verbal rabbit-punches to older MPs who dare to tease him.
When Dennis Skinner, 80 but still very sharp, made a perfectly justifiable comment, Mr Slippery hit back crudely: ‘He has the right to take his pension and I advise him to do so.’
And when David Winnick teased him lightly, Mr Slippery snapped: ‘I think Russell Brand got it just about right yesterday.’
Brand, the odious alleged comedian, had sneered about Mr Winnick’s age, at a committee hearing on drugs. Interesting that Mr Slippery identifies with this very nasty, coarse person. I think it tells us a lot about him
The only sane reaction is to sob. The Lib-Dems have reached such a pitiful state that they are offered advice from Lembit Opik.
Agree with Speaker that there have been more parliamentary reforms in past 3 years than in the previous 30 years. Power to backbenchers
Tory-LibDem junta overthrown! Final total in Newport: Labour 37, Tory 10, Ind 2, Lib-Dem 1. Back to default position for Labour city.
UK in denial on unaffordable cost of new nukes. Future? Give subsidies to Russia crooks/ Chinese billionaires or inves
@StevenNott 3 major nuclear catastrophes since 1979. More are likely. Fukushima closed all Japanese nukes. Fear displaces nuclear trust.
Japan ,the world's third biggest user of nuclear power shut down its last reactor today. A new catastrophe would close all nukes worldwide.
Japan celebrates closure of last nuclear reactor. 15 months ago they supplied 30% of Japan's electricity. http://paper.li/f-1303664245
Major reform is sabotaged by coalition to lie with statistics. Stats Authority exists to rebuild trust. Grayling cheatshttp://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/118585
Any hope of restoring honesty in politics when Boris was narrowly re-elected on the dung-heap of propaganda and lies of the Evening Standard
Will Russian crooks or Chinese entrepreneurs feast on the new nuclear subsidies the Coalition will soon employ to rescue failing nuke plans?
The Boris 'bright spot' is a dark spot for Cameron who must explain his lack of Boris' voter appeal. Cameron stumbles. into more Ineptocracy
Last of Japan's 54 nuclear reactors to be shut down proving nuclear to be the least reliable, most expensive and feared power source.
Worrying lack of tweets from Tory Robert Halfon. Anxious to hear his views on how responsible he is for Labour's Harlow stunning victory.
I imagine Labour won Harlow because local Tory MP Robert Halfon just doesn't mention the town enough in every single comment he ever makes.
Perhaps Guto was waiting for Good News from Cardiff on former Leader's fate. The LibDem Leader lost his seat to give Labour overall control. Bliss
Lord Leveson believes no minister would leak a document. Anyone noticed end to leaks from Defence Ministry since Liam Fox left? Spooky.
Congratulations to the winners and near winners in Newport's brilliant results. The relentless campaigning for 52 Saturdays did it.
Waiting for radio discussion on election . It's delayed because Tory MP Guto Bebb has not turned up. Probably busy looking for another job.