Monday, 2 January 2017
Sir David Crausby was a member of the Defence Select Committee when he voted against the Iraq War.
He went on to make a famous speech in support of enshrining the Military Covenant in law.
He also voted against the retrospective legalisation of workfare.
The second of those is unique.
But of how many recently knighted or damed MPs can both the first and the third be said?
Who cares, in that case, how they cast their free votes on legislation introduced by David Cameron that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown (who also never voted for it) had repeatedly and explicitly ruled out, and which did not in fact change the legal rights of anyone?
Sir David is a worthy Knight of this Realm.
Indeed, he is one of the worthiest to have come out of the House of Commons in many a long year.
Don't let the War and Workfare lobby tell you otherwise.