It has been a tough week for the British Government. At the beginning of the week, there was wide scale disapproval for their plans for the Welfare Reforms Bill, which was later rejected by the House of Lords, who condemned the planned cuts in Child Support. Then we had the news that the British economy had shrunk by 0.2% in the last three months of 2007, sparking fears that Britain is heading back into recession (presuming we are not already in one.) Yesterday we had reports published from Sky News that showed the budget for the Olympics had increased by more than five times the original estimation; although these original estimates were drawn up by the former Labour government, so the Tories have someone to blame. And then, to further worry the Conservatives, the Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, released his plans for a referendum in Scotland on devolution (independence from the UK).
Give the guys a break. Well, sadly that is not how it works. They are politicians, it is their job to deal with the dramas and problems this country faces. You will not see any sympathy from me.
Or maybe a little. Because, scrolling through YouTube earlier on today, I happened to come across this clip of the PM and members of parliament taking a break from it all, for just a few minutes. Having a rest, or as it were, laughing at the expense of someone else. The below clip is from inside the House of Commons, and involves comments made by Peter Bone, Conservative MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, and witty comebacks provided by the Prime Minister David Cameron. It is generally quite amusing, despite some who may deem it 'childish' and 'immature', but for me it just shows that MP's are all human beings. No matter how much you hate them.
Also, nice to see the Speaker John Bercow hiding his own laughter, as he tried to retain order. Ironically, the joke is usually on him and his Mrs Bone (or Bercow)! The video is shown below:
*If you don't understand the whole 'Mrs Bone' gag, you may wish to read this first: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9021245/Sketch-the-Tory-backbencher-obsessed-with-his-own-leaders-death.html
Content courtesy of YouTube and the Daily Telegraph.
Picture Courtesy of the-vibe.co.uk
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