There’s a new MP where I live, called Danny Kruger. He was voted in at the last election although he has been close to the top echelons of the Tory party for some time. There something tiggerish about the way he keeps bobbing up in parliament, he’s prolific on social media and generally keen to spread his views. He clearly has his eye on a bigger job.
A couple of days ago he jumped up in the House to call for a ‘welcome home parade’ for the members of the armed forces who have helped in the fight against Covid-19. It’s no coincidence that his constituency is in Wiltshire where much of the army is based. And it was Armistice day. I can’t be the only one who thought this was in dubious taste.
It’s worth noting that back in June he was one of the MPs that opposed a motion to introduce weekly testing of NHS workers as part of a range of greater protective measures to be rolled out in the health system. Clapping and parades seem to be the limit of his support for those that put themselves in danger for the rest of us.