Tuesday 24 May 2011

Damian Hinds told off

Our local MP, Damian Hinds, was effectively told off in the Commons last Thursday by The Speaker (Bercow) for using too many words during Energy and Climate Change Questions!

His question: "Ofgem’s retail market review finds that many consumers are not getting nearly as good an energy deal as they could, and that includes too many of the poorest and most vulnerable. We have a diverse and dynamic market. That is a good thing, but it also means complexity, with more than 300 different tariffs available, 50% more than a year ago. Does my right hon. Friend agree with Ofgem’s proposal to simplify things and make it easier for consumers to compare prices and get a better deal?"

provoked this interjection: "Order. The questions are becoming too long and they need to be shorter."

1 comment:

  1. I would have shortened Bercow's response to "Shurrup, idiot". I am all in favour of brevity.