‘Gorbals Mick’ has spoken – if his garbled speech can be graced by such a term.
He has not offered to resign.
Douglas Carswell’s motion is not a ’substantive motion’ . He has refused a debate. David Davis has asked that it be transformed from an early day motion to a substantive order. Mr Speaker says that is not within his power to do so.
Sir Stuart Bell has tried to claim that the house will fully support Martin’s statment – drowned out by jeers!
He is calling a meeting ‘within’ 48 hours to ‘discuss’ the situation.
He has urged ‘honourable members’ not to submit claims in the meantime – no mention of what the dishonourable members should do.
Mark Field MP has asked to debate ‘honourable members’ who have claimed phantom mortgages, Martin has called order and refused to allow him to continue.
Members are now leaving the house in disgust.