The guy must be starting to get a complex. Snubbed by the Tories and Lib Dems this time. I think it was a snub by the SNP last time. And Labour the time before that.
From The Telegraph...." The ministers – Tim Loughton and Norman Baker – were barred from attending a private lunch with the Tibetan spiritual leader in the apartment of the House of Commons Speaker John Bercow minutes before it was due to start. The pair then wrote to the Prime Minister to protest after the “deeply embarrassing” incident in June this year, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Channel Four Dispatches programme. Mr Loughton told the programme that he and Mr Baker had originally been cleared to meet the Dalai Lama on his visit to the UK between 14 and 23 June this year."
Mr Rennie (H/T Caron)....
Mr Rennie of the Scottish Liberal Democrats was furious at one of the 3 snubs and said.." It’s not good enough........ This is about making a stand on China’s human rights record, a country where 500,000 people are detained without trial and women are forced to have abortions on the orders of the government.......... This behaviour is unacceptable. This is not some spat between politicians. It’s an issue of human rights. It matters."
The comments section in the Telegraph article always enlighten us. Dougie has a strange perspective on the issue..
Today 05:20 AM
"Salmond did the same with the Dalai Lama. Trading away Scottish steel jobs for the new Forth crossing to the Chinese in exchange for a pair of queer pandas, snubbing the Dalai Lama and generally being indifferent to human rights. Given the extended history of the SNP, from plotting to setup Scotland as a Nazi puppet state to referring to the intervention against ethnic cleansing in Kosovo as "unpardonable folly", none of this surprises me...
When did Ravenscraig Steel Mill close again ?