Tuesday, March 20, 2012

John Hemming: Utter prat

The Lib/Dem MP John Hemming has just proven that he is an utter prat. He has put down an EDM (average cost in the 2005-6 period of £290) which should have been restricted to his blog (free to use, maybe his Facebook page or twitter feed. But not wasting public money.

Is this the most pointless quip/witticism in recent years?
That this House notes the reports in the BBC and other media outlets of the intention of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to come down like a tonne of bricks on wealthy people who sell properties through offshore companies to avoid stamp duty; recognises that this is part of a trend of metrication of traditional British phrases; believes that, given that a ton is greater in weight than a tonne, this understates the Chancellor's commitment to action; accepts that there is merit in using some metric units for measurement, but regrets the unnecessary metrication of traditional British phrases; and calls on the BBC and other media to cease the metrication of traditional phrases forthwith before people end up being exhorted not to give another 24.5 millimetres rather than not giving another inch.


Anonymous said...

Well he might as well…

He's got nothing else to do!

Curmudgeon said...

It's 25.4 millimetres - he doesn't even know what he's talking about.