That Adrian Sanders / Mark Littlewood contretemps

Well, it’s been in all the newspapers by now: but Julian H’s Orange By Name blog has the exclusive eye-witness account.

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  • Adrian, what a Muppet you are!
    Yes Mark can be a little in your face(not that I am Mr background) but to assault him over this paper shows you are unfit to carry on as an MP regardless.

    We all get angry (me more than most) but never do we attack people. Yes it may be your job that he is saying is in trouble, but I didn’t see any Lehman Brothers staff attacking each other yesterday!

    Sorry but he should be made an example of and the whip withdrawn.
    If all you can do is attack someone that put you under scrutiny then you are a pathetic excuse for a public servant.

    I personally hope you get your ass kicked(metaphorically) come the next GE…that would be Karma!

  • I don’t think I’ve ever been as shocked by a news article as when I saw this on the beeb this morning.

    I’ve known Adrian for many years, and the one thing I have never, ever, ever seen him as is a violent man. In fact I can’t say I’ve ever even seen him get particularly cross.

    Adrian is, however, diabetic. I do have to wonder if his outburst was sugar related. That is not to excuse unacceptable behaviour- he shouldn’t have done it. It would be a great shame, though, if we lost a great, hard working local MP with 11 years service over one slip in judgement.

  • Antony Hook Antony Hook 17th Sep '08 - 1:06am

    Adrian Sanders is a good man who won a seat for the Liberal Democrats by hard work.

    I don’t think any of us should comment, certainly not when we haven’t heard both sides of the story. A good MP does not deserve trial by blog.

  • Antony there are eye witnesses to the event who are “neutral” and it seems Adrian was totally at fault.
    Sorry mare but a good MP should keep self control, especially at a public party event.
    He should apologise not just to Mark but to the party at large for behaving as such an imbecile.
    No matter what the facts are to attack someone is unacceptable.

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