I read in todays Telegraph that s**t in now an accepted word in the House of Commons. Well, it is not an accepted word on this blog. The Speaker has ruled that s**t is an ok word to describe excrement in the debating chamber, but not to describe another MP. In my view there is an arguement for it being the other way around. Excrement is a perfectly adaquate word to use in the one instance - while I can see difficulty in hitting on a better word to describe some of the Hon. Members. There will now have to be rulings on whether the word can be used to describe what an MP has said - or whether it will be acceptable for an MP to say "I have been for a s**t".
And what about the Assembly. What will Dafydd El say if someone tries out this word next week. I'm sure that pusher of parliamentary boundaries, Mick Bates is itching to test the matter. He did say s**te a few weeks ago, but it was a slip of the tongue. And will the Llywydd agree with his Deputy, John Marek. Will they be find a suitable occassion to discuss it. Despite my 'libertarian' instincts, I do not want to hear the word s**t. The Speaker should reconsider his flawed ruling.