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Geoff could try a little harder to conceal his relish for the military solution.â Did he relish it? âI donât think I have ever relished a military solution. Because, probably more than any other colleague, I see the consequences.â Why did Cook say it? âI just donât know. I donât know the occasion. I donât know whether I had said something that gave him that view. Robin, for example, was very keen that there should be a military solution in Sierra Leone. So I donât think you can draw a generality from that observation. Robin and I havenât always agreed on things.â
WHAT!!!!! When did you go to the front line, the Field Hospital and witness the shit and squalor the troops had to endure? You sat on your fat arrse in Whitehall on your Â£4k chair drinking coffee mopping your fevered brow!
The only time you showed your face was when your position obliged you to go pay respect to the bodies of those servicemen who had fallen at your bequest
Politicians should get more respect, Leader of the Commons Geoff Hoon complained today.
The former defence secretary says the public must stop thinking of MPs as "a bunch of second raters".
In an extraordinary plea, he claimed the image was "grossly unfair".
Mr Hoon - regarded as one of Labour's most unpopular figures - hits out at the public perception of politicians in The Guardian today.
The frontbencher says Westminster is facing a " crisis of respect" and must communicate with voters better.
He plans to hold meetings with newspaper editors and broadcasters to discuss how to improve Parliament's image.
When the bile started rising, and the p1ss began to boil at the mention of the TCH creature's name, I found peace by imagining that I was the policeman in the video elsewhere in Current Affairs, using a Tazer to remove TCH from his ministerial Jag - and I was just the first in the queue....