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Thursday, March 06, 2008
The Chris Huhne Air Raid Shelter
If you look at the Hansard from yesterday's debate you will see that Chris Huhne decided to ignore my advice yesterday! Up and down he bobbed, intervening on various Labour and Tory MPs like his leadership ambitions life depended on it. The subliminal messages being given were revealing...
* I'm being loyal * I've got cojones * Nick Clegg isn't here * I am here * Ed Davey is useless * I'm not
It put me very much in mind of another debate in the House of Commons in May 1940 when Leo Amery Lloyd George intervened on another potential party leader, one Winston Spencer Churchill who was rampantly defending the actions of Neville Chamberlain's government. Amory begged Churchill not to turn himself into an air raid shelter for Chamberlain. Perhaps someone should have done the same for Chris Huhne yesterday.