There was concern today that Westminsters notoriously boisterous atmosphere had gone a step to far with MP’s increasingly using Football Chants within the The Houses Of Parliament.
“It’s a disgrace” declared Anne Widdicome MP to Sky News yesterday “They are acting like a set of thugs. What next? Are we going to meet in Westminster corridors beforehand for a pre-arranged fight ?”
Alarm had been growing since the first ‘occurrence’ at PMQ’s three weeks ago. “David Cameron had just delivered a withering assessment of Labour’s ‘Tax and Spend’ policy arguing that the proposed Tory cuts was the way out of recession.” she explained, “ Amidst much foot banging and nodding of heads you could suddenly hear this group of MP’s from the home counties singing “Cam-er-on Cam-er-on Cam-er-on” to the tune of ‘Here We Go’ . Well, before you knew it the whole back bench was at it, I was feeling quite intimidated I have to tell you. Labour promptly responded with a round of ‘Are you Tony in Disguise ?’ which I have to admit did quite tickle me, particularly as most of their Front Row were on their feet and pointing wildly while bellowing it.”
The Speaker has admitted to feeling ‘helpless’ as the fashion has taken hold. “Only last week, even before the Home Secretary had stood up to give the house the decision on whether Jon Venables crimes would be revealed he was drowned out by this scary bunch of Socialist Lefties chanting ‘There’s only one Jackie Straw’, mind you it didn’t help that he held is arms out in a Dam Busters pose as he approached the bench."
However not all MP’s are against the idea. Tory bruiser Ken Clarke, being interviewed by Adam Boulton yesterday said he thought the development gave members a much needed “kick up the pants”. He was then due to continue on the Conservatives initiatives for School Leavers but was interrupted by a group of five backbenchers standing behind him shouting “He’s Fat, He’s Large, He likes to smoke Cigars, Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Claaarke…”