01 June 2010

Parliamentary Hansards

Counting lines of speech in parliamentary hansards is about as fun as it sounds, but every so often there's a gem:
Mr. Speaker: I say, gently and in a good spirit, to the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough (Mr. Willis), who has done well out of me today, that in future the abridged rather than the "War and Peace" version will suffice.