Tory MP calls parliamentary catering staff “servants”

Christopher Chope

Right-wing Tory backbencher Christopher Chope is probably wishing he had chosen his words better at Business Questions this morning:

In contrast with Andrew Mitchell’s contested “pleb” outburst, there is no denying the parliamentary record.


  1. NMac
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Servants, Plebs, those words just about some up the Nasty Tory mindset.

  2. Posted January 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Nasty or not he was telling the truth, to be a worker is to be the servant of an employer (user, exploiter). The joke is that many MP’s relyant on their saleries are doing the biding of business who’s interest parliament serves.

  3. Evelyn Waugh
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink


  4. Steve W-B
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    But will he let them read his copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’?

  5. Reg Trilby
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    All employees of the HoC and HoL are “servants of the House”. Duh.

  6. Sy
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Fuck me what a pathetic outfit. Is this the best you can do? Does this really count as important? The sooner this webshite goes bankrupt the better.

  7. Bob
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m sick of this type of thing, and it’s all as a result of our class ridden society giving people like this Tory MP delusions of grandeur. It’s just one if the many reasons I swore never ever to vote Tory again and why I joined Republic.

  8. Linda Hudson
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Well we are always seeing how the mighty fall, just sit back and wait, everything comes to those that wait, and always remember ” the bigger they are, the heavier they fall.

  9. Aaron D Highside
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Can anyone remember ‘civil servants’?

  10. Fubar Saunders
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    …. and his description is wrong because……????

    Of all the things that are going on, this is the one thing you lot with them big chips on your shoulders get so steamed up about??

    Get over yourselves and your God-given right to be offended by anything anyone of a different politican colour has to say, FFS.

    Bob, the only ones who keep on banging on about class are your side of the political divide. Because, as you’ve all found out with Blair, unless you’ve got that self immolatory divide, you aint got nuthin’.

    Youre no different to them. All this class warfare stuff is just bullshit to distract the dumbed down tribals in your own electorate from your own political shortcomings…. which are legion.

  11. Madasafish
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    He is OUR servant.

  12. Posted March 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    haha I have to agree with jodie here!

  13. Posted April 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

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