He is hardly a household name. The tie was very slightly askew. He had trouble holding it together as he neared the end. But this was a speech which will be remembered long after many by more famous colleagues will have been forgotten, the final line a shoo-in for a Dictionary of Political Quotations: “I would much rather be an honourable fool in this and an […]
A Government plot to try and oust the Speaker of the House of Commons by stealth ahead of the election spectacularly unravelled today as backbench MPs, including 23 Tory rebels, inflicted a humiliating defeat on the Government.