Late in PM’s Questions the (very) right-wing Tory backbencher Peter Bone rose to deliver his magisterial verdict on Nick Clegg’s substitution for the absent David Cameron. “Hasn’t the acting Prime Minister been outstanding today?” he asked, adding that “anyone listening on the radio” would have thought it was Cameron himself. (This wasn’t a huge compliment since Bone is hardly the PM’s greatest fan). But then the only half-sarcastic pay-off: “I think that the Right Hon Gentleman is turning into a Tory.”
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Sunday 05 May 2013
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Monday 15 April 2013
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Sunday 07 April 2013
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Monday 18 March 2013
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Friday 09 November 2012
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Monday 29 October 2012
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Monday 22 October 2012
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Saturday 20 October 2012
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Tuesday 16 October 2012
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