Birkenhead MP Frank Field , having moved an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal ) Bill earlier this week must be grateful that the local TV media chose a clip of Wirral South MP Alison McGovern’s contribution to the House of Commons Brexit debate for their news bulletin rather than his latest waspish display of self-aggrandizing disrespect for others. Therefore we’d particularly like to thank Old Queen TV for posting the above footage.
Field’s innocuous amendment read : ” The UK ceases to belong to the European Union on 30 March 2019″ and we can say one thing about Frankenfield and that he united the House during the debate – united that is in their distaste of his sly jibes.
The most spectacular putdown was of fellow Labour MP Hilary Benn which drew gasps from benches on both sides of the House. Sitting behind Frankenfield David Lammy looks simply aghast……and who wouldn’t be as Field snipes at Benn : ” I’ve always bought my houses, I’ve never inherited them……” . On being corrected by Benn he apologised and withdrew the comment. However the snooty, sarky tone of his statement , part Lady Bracknell/part Lily Savage, continued unabated.
The thing is with Frankenfield is that locally he is so used to saying what he likes to who he likes – and being gifted a platform to do it – that it comes as a bit of a surprise when someone dares to challenge him on the facts.
However there were several other comments Frankenfield made during his speech which led to us sit here scratching our heads with our mouths agape. The full transcript of the debate can read here
We’re confused as to what Frankenfield is trying to say in these statements . However it should be noted that overall 51.7% of the voters of Wirral voted to remain in the EU Referendum , whilst his own constituency voted 51.7% to leave .