Shevek (shevek) wrote,
Shevek
shevek

In parliament today, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Vernon Coaker) announced an objective to "increase the number of drug users in effective treatment". I had to parse that twice, because the way he read it, the objective could easily have been achieved by handing out cannabis.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmtoday/cmdebate/05.htm - link might break when Hansard records this properly.

Also, Harriet Harman and William Hague yesterday was quite funny:

Mr. Hague: ... She had to explain yesterday that she dresses in accordance with wherever she is going: she wears a helmet on a building site, she wears Indian clothes in the parts of her constituency with a large representation of Indian people, so when she goes to a Cabinet meeting, she presumably dresses as a clown. [ Interruption. ] (This means "laughter and shouting" - S)

...

Ms Harman: I would just start by saying that if I were looking for advice on what to wear or what not to wear, the very last person I would look to is the man in the baseball cap.

There was miscellaneous shouting.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080402/debtext/80402-0002.htm#column_761
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