Pity there is no detailed report, would like to have read it for more details. I wonder how they have categorised the 'certain offences'. Will have to wait until it is published to find out. Intriguing.
I wouldn't consider standing for parliament because, as I said, our system is such that idiots can get elected just by standing for a party that is in favour in the constituency concerned.
Hollobone is what you might call a classic conservative Conservative. He believes in conscription, wants the UK out of the EU, thinks the burqa should be banned and is a committed Baptist.
Oh, and he got divorced earlier this year.
The only reason he gets any attention is that parliamentary procedure includes this farce of giving the appearance that individual members can get laws passed. The time spent going through the motions with this bill is wasted and that means time is wasted.
(Some important laws do emerge from back-benchers but, once the ballot has taken place, the rest don't have a hope. That's why I say it's a waste of time and money dealing with them.)
Perhaps water testing time, and without wanting, in getting into an argument. I watch on most days the BBC Parliament programme on Freeview, and some very interesting facts and figures can be gained from watching this programme. Items that are mostly not brought to the public's attention through normal every day means, possibly due to "whose interested in politics anyway" attitude by most?.
About a month or so ago, in one of the usual interviews, there was a person (I forget their name and title) who deals with presenting articles to Parliament, especially requests from back-benchers. It would appear by this persons discussions, that most, if not all back-bencher requests are 'urged' by their own party or from 'higher level', as a way to introduce something, without drawing attention to the actual originator or originators?.
So perhaps its a wise move to blame someone else for being 'the' idiot, than directing that statement to the actual originator, wanting to test the public's or commercial markets response?.
"Wasn't me guv", or alternatively "what a brilliant idea", depending on the depth of the water?.