What qualifications does Tristram have to go on Newsnight?
A typical day in the European Parliament as MEPs get ready for a vote. But there is a problem. One MEP stands up and explains that the room has no idea what it is voting on, as they haven’t yet been given a chance to read the alterations to the amendments about to be passed. The response?
“This is the way we do things here.”
Of course it is.
Just as in D.C., if you go to the more expensive Westminster restaurants any day of the week you will see this same ritual being played out. The taxpayers usually end up paying the bill…
Back when plebgate blew up Mitchell was adamant he would never dream of using that word: “I think most people who know me know I would not use words like pleb or moron in describing anyone”. Well one person who does know him says different:
MP: “I’d heard him use that word in private conversation, the pleb word I mean. I didn’t believe he could have used it at the gates.”
AN: “You’d heard him use it in private conversations?”
MP: “I think I did… but not in a bad context…”
Well this is awkward.
In an interview today with the FT Ed Miliband denied as untrue claims that rising energy bills are in part a consequence of his time as energy secretary, when Green Ed put through the 2008 Climate Change Act – which set carbon reduction targets for the UK and raised green taxes. The FT’s influential Lex columnist in the video above says “it is true”.
Westminster may have 99 problems, but a bitch ain’t one…[…]