A While ago Richard Graham outlined his target to do more than his predecessor, Parmjit Dhanda, and it seems he is succeeding, at least in the ability to publicly humiliate himself and his Gloucester Constituents.
Not for the first time he has made an embarrassing Gaffe in Westminster and has been rebuked by Speaker Bercow.
Trying to be a bit of a smart alec when the congratulations about Prince Williams engagement was announced in the commons, he said
“Would the minister agree with me that the logic of the policy outlined by the members opposite is that any child from Prince William and Catherine Middleton would in fact not benefit from the child tax..[cue much laughing]…er… would benefit…”
This earned him a verbal reprimand from Mr Bercow
“Members really shouldn’t use references to the Royal Family. It is strongly to be deprecated and it certainly shouldn’t happen again.”
He might now owe David Gauke MP a bottle of Port for jumping in and getting him out of his self dug hole.
I’m pleased he is not my MP……oh, yes, that’s right he is.
Still, at least he was actually there this time!