Heh the EU has a delegation visiting today. What a day to be here. Hope they are not scared off.
DBP was not given leave to make a personal statement. I slighly disapprove but of course Labour did the same to Shipley in 1999 so hung by one’s own petard.
DBP hiding behind nothing he did was not outside school policy at the time. And now Wilson saying he can’t answer. Oh and Winston is coming out to defend Benson-Pope.
DBP says conduct as a teacher was never inappropriate but apologises to any former students who think otherwise.
Collins asking why as Welfare Minister he doesn’t have to live up to the same standards of honesty as beneficiaries do.
Cullen is saying that convention is for Ministers to make personal explanations not make ministerial statements when correcting previous statements. The former can not be debated while the latter can. Cullen is hypocritical as he was Labour Deputy Leader when Labour denied leave to Shipley.
Clark now saying DBP answered to the best of his recollection. This is a farce suggesting he could forget a formal complaint in his last two years of teaching.
Peters is saying a MP should not be railroaded through a trial by media. Godoness the poodle turns. Very ironic as Peters has conducted mroe trials by media than any other MP.
Maharey shouted down as he claimed the complaints have been investigated by the Police. Of course these ones have not been – which he knows.
Maharey says Benson-Pope is an honourable member and he accepts his word. I doubt many in the press gallery do.
All over now. Well until tomorrow or until the next set of allegations.No tag for this post.