Apparently, bookmakers Ladbrokes have made recently turfed-out former Minister Margaret Beckett second favourite to win the who's-going-to-replace-Gorbals-Mick-at-the-trough contest.
Should she win (and why shouldn't she? we don't need a non-Labour speaker, fuck precedent, fuck etiquette), she'll have no problem emulating her predecessors.
Oh no, Mrs. B is very familiar with the fees office, having claimed for a fucking Pergola and some marigolds, those essentials for any modern parliamentarian's duties.
CF wishes the horse-faced caravan lover luck; she'll be perfect:
Ayes to the left, neeeiiiiiggggghhhhhhhs to the right.
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