Friday, July 02, 2010

"Oik is spelt O I K"

"If the Government turns the Upper House into an elected Chamber, you would get the sort of oik - and for Hansard's benefit, oik is spelt O I K - that could not get into the Commons, Europe, the Scottish Parliament or the Welsh Assembly and probably not into a half-decent county council. That is the sort of oik you would have here. That is barmy"

You have got to love Lord Gilbert declaring that he wouldn't be standing in a prospective election for the Upper House.

The thing is the former Labour Minister does have a point.

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