... Conservative Peter Bottomley told MPs he was reporting Carter-Ruck, the law firm that sought the Trafigura injunction, to the Law Society, saying that no lawyers should be able to inhibit the reporting of parliament.
"I will be seeking their advice on whether it is proper for any lawyer to purport or intend to inhibit the reporting of parliament," Bottomley told the Guardian.
"It is the job of the press to make aware to all what is known by a few. Any court action which inhibits that should be approved at a very high level, with full justifications, and in normal circumstances, should not be made in secret."
OK, so far, so good.
But what about our glorious leader?
Gordon Brown described the case as "unfortunate" when he was quizzed about the matter during prime ministers questions in the Commons today.
And he said the justice secretary, Jack Straw, had spoken to the parties concerned to try to resolve the issue.
In other words, he doesn't give a flying fuck about the supremacy of parliament. No surprise I suppose.
And just to revisit the opening quote:
Brown spoke after Conservative Peter Bottomley told MPs he was reporting Carter-Ruck ...
(Emphasis is mine, all mine, I tell you!)
In other words, the monocular mentalist couldn't really give a fuck about any of this and only grudgingly eked out some lame platitudes after being asked.
As much as I fear the buttered new potato, can he really be any worse that the current Prime Mincer?