Tory hereditary peer invokes “the almighty” to explain why he should be in the Lords

26th June, 2012 3:18 pm

Lord Trefgarne, a Conservative hereditary peer – said:

“The Almighty decided that I was to have a certain duty imposed upon me.”

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  • Lembit Opik’s Lovechild

    Better the Almighty than Dishface, Blair or Wallace

  • jaime taurosangastre candelas

    Well,

     the Almighty is indeed infallible, unlike Popes who merely delude themselves after long lifetimes of scheming and politicking.

    As for Lord Trefgarne, he was probably dropped on his head as a small child and so cannot be taken seriously at all.

  • Chilbaldi

    Well, we’ll see whether the Almighty smites the bill then.

  • LordElpus

    Shame the Almighty doesn’t pick up the bill.

  • Lampoon the old Tories – the low hanging fruit – bit I’m sure there are a few Labour peers who will try just as hard to keep their bottoms on those green seats.

    • The seats in the Lords are red, dude.

      • treborc

         So are the backsides that sit on them.

      •  oops !!

  • Winston_from_the_Ministry

    Well at least he used the word “duty”.

  • Chris

    Living proof of the dangers of inbreeding – allegedly!
     

  • Chris

    By the way don’t want to complain BUT I will.  The ad from the “Hands Off our Packs” is a bit tacky and giving in to the hand we want to bite!

  • Brumanuensis

    He probably thinks ‘Eikon Basilike’ is contemporary political literature.

  • Losange

    God help us!

  • Jon

    If true the Almighty has a lot to answer for!

  • Hate to be the pedant, but… he said about having a *duty* imposed upon him. Which is… well, it’s not the same as ‘divine right’, is it? Quite the opposite, in fact…

  • So what? One peer expresses a religious belief that many disagree with. Compare that with other idiotic statements made by Labour MPs. Does that mean we should abolish the House of Commons? No. If you’re going to campaign to reform the Lords, at least get a good argument

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