*Peter skims through Hansard. He's been far too busy
attending to House of Lords business to watch the debates today, but with the statement on the equal marriage consultation and
Treasury questions, it seems reasonable to invest a little time digging out the choicer quotes. Especially if he's expected to turn up to the Lords for those sort of things.
Most of the debate is pretty predictable, but towards the end Bercow takes a point of order
. Most odd; there's still a statement to go.
As he reads through the exchange, the corners of his mouth begin to turn up, until by the end he's sporting a full blown smirk. It's not just that Osborne was made to sit there and be reprimanded for his disregard of parliamentary procedure, but that it's done in such a way as to make Bercow's dislike for the man painfully obvious. Peter is reminded of nothing so much as Jack's tendency to growl, and even nip, when he spots a long-lens camera. A sort of dogged, over-protective loyalty that's as endearing as it is amusing (he buries the pang of resentment he still
feels every time he sees someone mocking his
George. It's a tenacious habit but one he is determined to break). He gets out his phone.Text from 07### ######
interesting performance with Osborne yesterday. I'm touched.