Thursday, 7 May 2009

Lord Forsyth back on form.

Lord Forsyth, the last Tory Secretary of State for Scotland, is on his feet in the Lords having a good old go at the budget. Lady Thatcher is on the gangway below and Lord James Douglas Hamilton on the bench behind - a sight that would bring a tear to Alan Cochrane's eye.

Not a bad speech either. Lord Forsyth described Alistair Darling's budget as a "Billy Bunter postal order" and acuses Lord Mandelson of being "Peter in Never Never Land". The whole thing will be on Hansard later, and somewhere on the parliament channel or the website right now.

He predicts: "Exactly a year from now it will fall on David Cameron to sort out this mess left by a Labour governnment.

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