Thursday, April 07, 2011

Parliamentary language?

In the Lords from 5 April, we see this little gem:
Lord Kinnock: My Lords, when the noble Lord, Lord Pearson of Rannoch, says that he wants to stick to his guns, I am inclined to hope that he goes very near to the muzzle of those guns-indeed, just in front-because that would be a suitable location.
If this is permissible parliamentary language, then I hope we will see an end to those who complain about my suggestions as to the fate of our ruling classes.