Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Political colours

There was a nice interchange in the Commons yesterday evening during the Third Reading debate on the Flood and Water Management Bill:

John Redwood:I am glad that the Liberal Democrats support the proposal. Their spokesman, the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Martin Horwood), has brightened up our debates, because it is the first time that I have seen someone come along with carefully prepared and beautifully typed-out scripts on each of the provisions, with his notes on the Liberal Democrat amendments on yellow paper, his notes on the Conservative amendments on blue paper, and his notes on the Government amendments on light pink paper-that paper should probably be dark red now, as they have moved on.

Huw Irranca-Davies [MP for Ogmore and government spokesman on the Bill]: Deepest red.

Mr. Redwood: Exactly. I am sure that the Minister is upset that the notes on the Government amendments are only on mild pink paper.

Martin Horwood: I can reassure the right hon. Gentleman that if he had tabled any amendments, the notes on those would have been on extremely dark blue paper.

Mr. Redwood: I think that was a compliment, but I cannot be sure.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

H Irranca Davies "Deepest Red"

...bit like the blood on his hands

Frank H Little said...

You'll have to justify that comment, Anon, or I'll remove it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpid=1750&dmp=1049