After Scrapbook published details of a Tory MP’s High Court legal action to block an honour for Nelson Mandela, Bob Blackman responds by telling Twitter he is “proud” of himself:

Bob Blackman on nelson Mandela

With the move to award Mandela the ‘freedom of the borough’ backed by both Labour and Liberal Democrat groups in Brent, Blackman has a brass neck attempting to suggest he was blocking some form of “party political stunt” — as opposed to an act of extraordinary pettiness against a man he clearly despised.

Before voting to block the award and taking the matter to court, local Tories had suggested that they would acquiesce to Mandela’s honour — provided one of their own councillors was given the same gong.

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