Wednesday, 22 April 2009

What's going on

Just been asked by interns why everyone started making a noise halfway through PMQs. Basically, what happened was this...

Usually at PMQs there are rather a lot of eager backbenchers bobbing up and down on both sides, trying to catch the Speaker's eye. It soon became apparent that the usual Tory suspects (e.g. Sven and the very tall one) were rooted firmly in their seats, forcing the usually shy and retiring Ms Nadine Dorries into the spotlight. Obviously orchestrated by the Tory whips rather than by a spontaneous show of sympathy for the poor, vilely traduced Ms D.

The Speaker eventually had no choice but to call her. She unfortunately made a bit of a hash of it, and actually gave Gordon a good opportunity to publicly re-state what he has already said about the 'Red Rag' episode.

Of course once this was out of the way, suddenly all the Tories sprang to life again. It's not the done thing to try to 'play' the Speaker in this way, and he was having none of it. Despite their best efforts, he managed to get through to the end of the session alternating between Labour and Lib Dem/ SNP MPs, and none of them got a look in. Hence our cheers and jeers.

4 comments:

Bevanite said...

nice one Mike.
Nadine Dorries' voice makes me nauseous.

Kerry said...

I deleted a comment that came in from someone sneering about this post, just because I felt like it. If that person thinks MPs are childish he should have heard the sniggers when David Cameron referred today to being "in a deep bust".

Andy21 said...

Lol when you mentioned Sven from the Conservative side.. Was you talking about the guy who looks just like the ex England manager Sven Goran Erikkson? I watch PMQ's every time it is on and the first time I saw him I couldn't believe how much he looked like him, I have no idea what his name is though!

Kerry said...

He's Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough. MPs used to shout out 'where's Ulrika' whenever he spoke, but have given up on that now. And yes, childish I know - but funny.