This hasn’t been picked up by the House of Commons mikes, as far as I am aware. But apparently whenever Rory Stewart stands up to speak there is now a low rumbling of MPs humming the Pink Panther theme.
Fellow Tories tell me that the tune is a reference to Mr Stewart’s mysterious career path, which – some say – has an MI6 air. (The Tory MP has himself admitted that his career may “give the impression” that he was in the agency, although he denies this was the case).
One of my more pedantic colleagues asks what Pink Panther has to do with MI6; nothing, strictly speaking, but you get the drift.