Justine Greening, speaking for those Tories on the Companies Bill in parliament yesterday, got into a bit of a tear up with Margeret Hodge. Greening said something rude about Hodge, who wouldn’t let it go. Eventually, the Speaker had to speak in:
Margaret Hodge: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I will not interrupt the hon. Lady again unless she provokes me, but she was misrepresenting me. When I said, “none”, I meant, “no jobs.”
Mr. Speaker: That is a rebuttal for a later stage. Misrepresentation is a very strong term. The Minister could always say that the hon. Lady was mistaken, which is nicer.
Whoever said that the Mother of all Parliaments can get a little like a boarding school may well have had a point…