‘Tis not because he was Labour’s first and probably best blogging MP, not because he is now an always-on-message whip for New Labour, nor because his blog has become missable and bland since he became a whip. Not because his blog is alwaysbloody crashing. Because his guest in the public gallery at PMQs today is Shakira. As he told Spy“Why would someone like her want to be seen with an overweight MP like me?”Guido could cry, why, ohhh why… Who cares about Blair, Dave, Ming – BBC Parliament, Guido knows you read this, MOVE THE CAMERA UP, whatever, wherever!
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”