Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Harman's garbble

I thought it might be interesting to actually write out this answer given by Harriet Harman at PMQs to a question about Lord Ashcroft.

“We certainly do need transparency on this issue and as I’ve said we will bring forward legislation – while he’s busy commending the Conservative party, I would like to, at the risk of being partisan, complain about the Conservative party, because their deputy chair of the Conservative party promised, and this pertains to legislation, this pertains to the need for legislation, their own deputy chair of the Conservative party made a promise to the Honours Committee that he would make his tax affairs on shore. And the Foreign Secretary, er, the shadow foreign secretary, the shadow foreign secretary, can tell us what the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury says he knows…”

What? That was also what Speaker Bercow must have thought before he impatiently cut her off in mid-sentence.

6 comments:

tris said...

Articulate, ain't she?

Grumpy Old Man said...

Certainly prolix. Could she have been taking night classes at the Prescott School of Political Debate and Oral Communications?

Oldrightie said...

She often confuses her gob with her arse.

Dean MacKinnon-Thomson said...

I think old Hague-boy had her tongue tied by that point.. but it has to be said, as a specticle it was a massive damp squib with which to end this parliamentary session, and year.

Olrightie:

Yes, I think especially when launching her not-quite-so-equal equality bills into the parliament. Such nonsense, and the mainstream media are talking about her as a potential future leader? I bit like a Michael Foot moment really if they did!

Alan Douglas said...

Proves she is right to worry about the country being run by toff private school pupils. St Paul's, in her case, isn't it ?

What a twat.

Alan Douglas

Hermeneuticals said...

Now after reading this carefully I figured out that she was saying that legislation needed to be brought forth to deal with off-shore tax affairs. Ironically it’s David Cameron who’s just proposed this.

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