Unprincipled , pseudo-Blairite clone on the make or merely a troughing chancer ?
"I resemble that remark !"
For me , any doubt that he was just another of Tony's cronies , shoe-horned into his position as a tame Labour placeman was dispelled by the reaction of the Labour benches to his election . First some harridan shouted out "Yes !" as if in the throes of passion . Then the other drones started to applaud . Both very un-Parliamentary behaviours .
What their agenda is , we will find out in due course . The fact remains , however , that , yet again , the machinations of the Labour Party have further demeaned one of the great offices of state and Parliament in general .
Shame on them !