Thursday, 19 May 2016

It's what Wales voted for, parts 2 and 3

First, UKIP's Mark Reckless, who has clearly set himself up as the Senedd's barrack-room lawyer, attempted to prolong the process of appointing the First Minister when it was clear that there was only one possibility. He may well have been logically correct in his interpretation of standing orders, but there are times when the word of the law has to give way to the spirit in the service of pragmatic politics. Praise is due to the Presiding Officer for sticking to her guns.

Then UKIP parliamentary leader Neil Hamilton indulged in some antediluvian sexist rhetoric, when one would have thought that he would have done everything in his power to help people forget his tattered reputation. Peter Black comments here.

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