THAT most Tory of Tory MPs, Edward Leigh, is quoted tonight as saying: “How will it help the poor to give them a few more pence off consumer items they don’t need?”
And according to Paul Waugh of the Evening Standard, this kind of reality-challenged rubbish will be welcomed by his parliamentary colleagues. And the thing is, I’m sure it will be.
Incidentally, Edward Leigh is listed in the Register of Members’ Interests as a Barrister at Law and as parliamentary consultant to Pinnacle Insurance PLC. (£10,001–£15,000).
(Hat-tip to Sadie off of Sadie’s Tavern for alerting me to this.)