It seems that Baron West of Spithead has spent too much time with his The Day Today box set during recess. Arguing against sharing an aircraft carrier with the garlic-eating French, the spirit of satirist Chris Morris seemed to assume control of the former security minister:
“Do you want to find British pilots bombing people for a French reason?”*
Thanks to Matthew Taylor for pointing out our attribution blooper.
*If you are unfamiliar with the work of Mr. Morris, say ten Our Fathers and five Hail Marys and then watch this.