Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sir Patrick Cormack Speaks

I'll be interviewing Sir Patrick Cormack on 18 Doughty Street from 9-10pm tonight. Do tune in to speak to the man once described (I think by Michael White) as the 'greatest living parliamentarian'.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

surely "leaving"?

Unity said...

Actually, Iain, it was John Bercow who referred to Cormack as the 'greatest living parliamentarian' on 15 Jan 2001 on his being nominated to the Joint Commons/Lords Human Rights Committee.

I'm not sure that compliments from your own side count, and in any case Bercow's comment prompted this immediate riposte from another Member of the House...

That, of course, is a hotly contested title, as my hon. Friend knows.

That last comment was made by the late Eric Forth, BTW.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200001/cmhansrd/vo010115/debtext/10115-46.htm

Anonymous said...

You Twat!

I took a look in out of Total Boredom and was engrossed for the whole hour, as a result no jobs done.

Great stuff, well done Sir.

A Shame that mainstream news intereviewers are fully out to trip MPs up and not listen to what they have to say.

cymrumark said...

Ian

I take it you will be running a prominent story about the latest polls in Wales.

The polls that show the Tories in third place....

Maggie Thatcher fan said...

any flattery from Micheal White ought to be ignored....

Anonymous said...

Iain is everything ok?

It's been a few days since you last were banging on about the BNP and UKIP?

Spent all your rounds?

judith said...

John Bercow once adoringly referred to Ian Duncan Smith as the Sea-Green Incorruptible of the Conservative Party. I had to point out to him just what happened to Robespierre in the end.

Of course, that was in the days that Bercow was a Conservative.

mitch said...

Seeing as Bercow has undergone a political conversion wholly incomprehensible unless viewed as naked political opportunism, I now view his opinions with the contempt they deserve.

And he’s wrong about Cormack anyway.

Chuck Unsworth said...

Anyway Iain, who pays any attention at all to the pompous prattlings of Mike White?

Anonymous said...

Ask him why he saw fit to publish in The House Magazine his diary for the week before the last General Election, where he told the world that he changed jackets and shirts to have photos done for his election address. Is it too much to expect MPs to visit all parts of their constituency over a five year period and take photos of these occasions, instead of staged production.