Monday, February 27, 2012

Admin, aka 'I can't believe he's not suspended from the PLP'

I was just idly looking at Tom Harris' Twitter page (it's one of my main sources of material, after all), and who do you think was listed in the "similar to Tom Harris" section?

David Drew
Denis MacShane
Eric Joyce

I hope I'm not building up David Drew too much by saying that Admin must be chuffed with that little lot.

That said, I'm delighted to spot that I do actually agree with Tom about something (other than the virtues of Doctor Who, that is) - he's absolutely right that fixed five-year parliamentary terms are an abomination. Fixed terms are a good idea in theory, but only if the term in question is four years at most. Australia has parliaments that last a maximum of three years, and I can't say I've noticed the sun falling out of the sky Down Under.


  1. I see Tom's wrote a post over on ToryHoose (I wonder when we'll see Eric's post there?) so perhaps he's starting pitching for a move across the floor.

  2. Anyone would think he's been pitching for that his entire political career, Don!