Have you ever heard MPs bleating like sheep in the chamber? Many years ago, as parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times, I was astonished at the sound from the Labour benches when a little-known Tory backbencher rose.So it was odd that Davies chose to sit next to Kali Mountford when he took his place on the Labour benches. Whatever her virtues as MP for Colne Valley, she does look remarkably like a sheep.
“Baa, baa!” rang around the chamber. My colleague whispered the explanation. This MP had been convicted of cruelty to sheep, having been legally responsible for his farm employees’ failure to feed his flock. His name was Quentin Davies
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Quentin and the sheep
Matthew Parris writes: