Lobbyists Are Illegal, Except in the Prime Minister’s House
After taking a week, or two, or three off, the British Parliament is back in session. These people celebrate more holidays than we do. The usual back and forth between Ed Miliband and David Cameron was quite dull as the same question on the National Health Service was asked and avoided six times so here are the more entertaining bits from this week's Questions to the Prime Minister.
Conservative Eleanor Laing asked about a referendum on the European Union, allowing David Cameron to attack Labour.
Conservative Julian Lewis asks about whether the Prime Minister will ask Parliament to vote on arming the Syrian rebels. Cameron says that he will. Good. Now if we could only get the warmongers on our side of the Atlantic to do the same. And can we please get a vote from the veterans on whether they are interested in winding up in another stupid senseless war?
David Cameron took advantage of a question from Conservative Charlie Elphicke to call the Labour party a bunch of junkies. Can you imagine that happening in Congress and everyone laughing?
Labour Party member Catherine McKinnell asked the Prime Minister if him dining with lobbyists for £50,000 would be illegal. Here is his none answer.