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Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Put up or shut up

The Counsel-General controversy continued today on all media. In the Chamber the Labour AM for Rhondda, Leighton Andrews, stood up on a point of order and demanded to know if the Deputy Presiding Officer proposed to make a personal statement on his role in publicising the affair. John Marek was suitably dismissive. He told Leighton that if he had an allegation to make then he should put up the evidence or he should shut-up! A far cry from the first broadcasts from the House of Commons when, if the Speaker wanted to put down a pompous member, he just called for order.

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