Hectoring Hodge Dodges Parliament

Margaret Hodge rightly criticises parliament’s long recesses today and accuses MPs of not working hard:

‘Members of the public would be forgiven for thinking that it is MPs who are lazy and that it is Parliament that is failing to provide good value for money.’

Yet, like with so many of her other headline grabbing wheezes, she fails to practice what she preaches. So, does she show up much herself, when the House is sitting? It would appear not from the data:

Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year:
– well below average amongst MPs.

Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year:
well below average amongst MPs.

Has voted in 60.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation:
-well below average amongst MPs.

Below average “value for money”…

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“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…”


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