Thatcher Tribute Debate – Kevin’s Tribute

More than enough said on Margaret Thatcher, her death and her legacy as far as maltbyblogger is concerned.
I don’t think Parliament should have been recalled either and give John Healey and Sarah Champion fair dues to them for not attending. Kevin Barron MP no doubt has his own reasons for attending – whether it was for political purposes or not, I don’t feel it necessary to debate.

Rotherham Politics

There was me thinking Kevin would stay away along with John Healey and Sarah Champion but I was wrong. Was it the lure of the over generous expenses on offer for this session that made the difference?

Extract from Hansard:

Mr Kevin Barron (Rother Valley) (Lab): I offer my condolences to Lady Thatcher’s family, and in particular to her children and grandchildren. Both Front-Bench speakers have said that she was not only the only woman Prime Minister of this country, but someone who rose to the top of a major political party when it was dominated by men, as it is still. The Prime Minister has said she broke through a big glass ceiling, and we should recognise that fact.

I add my thoughts to those of the hon. Member for Belfast South (Dr McDonnell). Today is the 15th anniversary of the Good Friday agreement. The House should acknowledge that…

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