Viscount Hailsham shows his true colours in the House of Lords: “I don’t believe in Brexit, I think it’s a national calamity” pic.twitter.com/qcT4EfaUWz
— Leave Means Leave (@LeaveMnsLeave) June 18, 2018
Remainer rebel Douglas Hogg, asked in the Lords if his mission is to destroy Brexit, lets his mask slip and snaps that he is trying to stop us leaving the EU. The odd rant about the high court of parliament was rather grandiose too. Lord Moat insisted he is not a party hack:
Of course, Hogg actually is your typical Tory hack:
– President of Oxford Union
– Minister for Agriculture during BSE – George Osborne was his spad.
– Disgraced during expenses crisis (moat)
– Cut deal with Cameron to stand down in 2010 in return for peerage.
— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) June 18, 2018
Remainers really don’t help themselves…
Douglas Hogg, the disgraced former Tory minister who filed a £2,000 expenses claim to have his moat cleaned, has tabled his “Stop Brexit” motion in the Lords this afternoon. The amendment, backed by Labour and LibDem Remainers, seeks to allow parliament to control the negotiations, including extending the negotiating process and potentially keeping us in the EU indefinitely. It is a naked attempt by Hogg and other Remain peers to reverse Brexit. As he told the Lords: “At the very best Brexit was only an interim decision”. Left the Commons in disgrace as the poster boy for the expenses scandal, then tried to stop Brexit from the Lords. What a contribution to public life.
Douglas Hogg, the disgraced Tory minister who infamously had his moat cleaned on expenses, has been made a Lord. Hogg charged the taxpayer for having his moat cleared, piano tuned and stable lights fixed at his country manor house. He’ll fit in well in our second chamber.
Other upstanding names on the list include Peter Hain, who had to resign and faced a police investigation after he failed to declare 20 donations to his deputy leadership campaign worth a total of over £100,000.
Also there is bonking David Blunkett and a very long list of Downing Street SpAds.
A proud day for parliament…