THE BBC have just reported that “Do-Nothing” Dave and Nick “The Claw” Clegg are having their own meeting because they’re in a huff at not being invited to Harriet’s much more interesting party along the corridor.
I can just imagine it:
Nick: Gosh, Dave, this is awfully good of you. Is there anything to drink?
Dave: Not at all, Vince. I’m glad you could make-
Nick: It’s Nick.
Nick: It’s Nick. Nick Clegg. You called me Vince.
Dave: Did I? Oh, I’m so sorry. George! Make yourself useful and Get Vi-… Nick a drink will you? Tap water all round.
George: Yes, David. Sorry, David.
Nick: You don’t have anything stronger? Wine, maybe?
Dave: Wine? Good heavens, no! Don’t want to be seen enjoying ourselves in these difficult economic times that weren’t created in America, now, do we? And anyway, Harriet’s lot bought all the good stuff for their little… thing.
Nick: Well, then…
George: Another water, anyone?
Dave: Oh, you’ve got to go? Well, thanks for coming in, Ming. I’ll let you know what’s happening tomorrow.
Nick: It’s Nick- (DOOR SLAMS)
OK, I lost the thread of what I was going to say, there. Where was I? Oh yes, Dave and Nick have decided to call for a full debate into the Green affair tomorrow. I’m just surprised that the Shadow Home Secretary. Dominic Grieve, that doughty defender of lawyers’ rights, has capitualted to this. Discussing a live legal case? At any other time the lawyers’ party would never risk perverting the course of justice with such a debate.
And normally the Speaker wouldn’t allow it. But perhaps the bullying and threats against him by Tory MPs will mean he feels less able to stand up to them. Who knows?
I almost wish I was going to be in Westminster tomorrow, but I decided last week my time might be better spent in the constituency.