The fifth chapter of parliamentary bible Erskine May covers MPs’ freedom from arrest and, erm, molestation. Scrapbook can only speculate as to the view of the famous 19th century constitutional theorist on the behaviour of one Tory grandee during the second reading of the Health and Social Care Bill this evening.
Former cabinet minister Stephen Dorrell seemed rather more interested in the posterior of his Conservative colleague Sarah Wollaston than proceedings in the chamber.
Dorrell is clearly enjoying the fruits of the new intake, as encouraged by Peter Tapsell back in March. When asked for his views on the forthcoming parliament the next parliament the Louth and Horncastle MP responded:
Judging by the newspapers there are going to be a lot of very pretty girls on the Conservative benches and that’ll be fun
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