Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Beast of Brussels?

In case you were in any doubt, Dennis Skinner will not be going to the Lords.

So David Cameron ought to have made hay out of his removal from Labour's National Executive Committee by nominating him to be a European Commissioner.

There would have been no need to ask him. Just announce it.

The opportunity may yet present itself again in the very near future.


  1. Michael Foot turned down a peerage offered by the Tories on the grounds that "I want to abolish the House of Lords so it wouldn't look very good if I was sitting in it".

    I hate Foot but at least he had true left wing principles.

    1. I don't think there was ever much chance of the offer. He'll die in the Commons Chamber, I reckon. In that grey jacket and red tie.