Friday, February 23, 2007

Swift rebuke for rude man of politics...

Lincs MP and former Cabinet Minister Douglas Hogg earned a swift rebuke from Mr Speaker for calling the Prime Minister evil.

Speaker Michael Martin ordered the not-so-Right-Honourable Mr Hogg to withdraw the offensive term, which clearly fell well outside conventions of parliamentary language.

Yes, it's the same Mr Hogg who won his political spurs by making a total dog’s breakfast of the BSE crisis. He was of course Agriculture Minister in John Major's Government.

No wonder that political commentator Simon Hoggart describes Mr Hogg, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, as:

one of the rudest men in British politics, if not the entire world.

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