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Only the Speaker remained unmoved … He made no explanation. He did not refer to orders or disorders. He simply adjourned the House till six that evening … I was not correct when I said that the Speaker was the only man who did not laugh. Woodhouse was beside me all the time. His face was set and quite white&#8212as white, they told me, as Sir Thomas Ingell’s when he went, by request, to a private interview with his Chief Whip.


This is from “The Village that Voted the Earth was Flat”. A pompous radical MP has been lampooned in the press, and made himself a national laughing stock.

His career is over.