Lest anyone doubt that the way the Government rammed through the Hunting Bill using the Parliament Act was anything other than farce, I give you this little excerpt from Michael Martin, the Speaker of the House of Commons.
I have to inform the House that a message has been brought from the Lords as follows:
"The Lords insist on their amendments to the Hunting Bill, to which the Commons have insisted on their disagreement, for which insistence they assign their reasons. They insist on their amendments to which the Commons have disagreed, for which insistence they assign their reasons, and they disagree to the amendment proposed by the Commons in lieu of the Lords amendments, for which disagreement they assign their reasons."
That gets a whopping 24 on the Fog readability index, thus proving that this blog is typically nearly twice as readable as Hansard...Posted by tomski at December 04, 2004 12:07 AM | TrackBack