You’ve already read the quote from the numerical filibustering Labour peer.
Today here is another quote, this time from Lady Ford, citing a famous historical cannibal, Sawney Bean (pictured). Her words were at 7.30am yesterday after an all-night session in the chamber. And Labour is still claiming that its peers aren’t deliberately time-wasting?
Hat-tip Paul Waugh
I support my noble friend Lord Kennedy in his amendment, which is the crucial amendment. I am compelled to speak today because I have heard so many interesting contributions from former Members of the other place. However, I will not give the perspective of a former Member of Parliament. My life before I came to this House was not in politics but in business and the voluntary sector. I would like to speak from the perspective of a constituent. I have lived, and still live, in the constituency in which I was born. In those days it was called North Ayrshire, Arran and Bute. It adjoined the constituency of the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes, of which we heard much earlier. I now wonder if we ought to check the Register of Members’ Interests to see if he has some connection to Visit Scotland, such was his passion.
I must reveal to your Lordships’ House an important omission by the noble Lord, Lord Foulkes. He did not tell noble Lords that in his constituency was the last surviving cannibal in the United Kingdom-the family of Sawney Bean. Only in south Ayrshire could you celebrate the fact that the last cannibal in the United Kingdom lived there with a non-vegetarian restaurant. Such is the surreal humour of people in Ayrshire.