William Hague, the foreign secretary, was praised by the Peter Tapsell MP. In return Hague described Tapsell as 'wise'. As you will see below, wise is not the word, confused would be a better description.
In May 2001, he made headlines during the UK general election campaign when comparing then German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's vision of Europe to Adolf Hitler's.
On 9 November 2005 he was the only Conservative MP to vote in favour of a proposal to allow police to detain terror suspects for up to 90 days without charge.
theyworkforyou has a summary of his voting record, some highlights:
Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament.
Voted moderately against equal gay rights.
Voted moderately for the Iraq war.
Tapsell is 81 years old and has been an MP for 44 years. More than most MPs he is stuck in the Westminster bubble, he can barely remember life as an ordinary citizen. We really need MPs from a more diverse background to reflect how people are now, not how things were 40 years ago. Sweep out the old, bring in Greens for a change.
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