Simon Danczuk and Matt Baker attempt to flog a few more books. This was more important to the MP than the Commons debate on Syria
Danczuk made a number of highly creative assertions during his speech, during which he claimed that his three predecessors as Rochdale MP “ignored” child abuse, something he himself did until Paul Waugh, and Walker, brought his attention to it. He also made accusations against the late Tom Driberg, which some may find interesting.
Feeding his face also rated high on Danczuk's list of priorities
But it was Danczuk’s attitude to the debate on air strikes against ISIS in Syria which will shock his supporters and detractors alike. After suggesting that he was experiencing a “media backlash” for taking a strong stand on child abuse - rather than being called out for dodgy claims and lack of loyalty to his party leadership - came the food and drink.
And another canapé bites the dust
Have a think about that. Simon Danczuk, who was asked by his local constituency party to vote against air strikes on Syria, and who decided very publicly that he would take no notice of them, nor of all those voters in Rochdale who have declared their opposition to the idea, could not be bothered to even attend the debate in Parliament.