House of Commons forms a string quartet

While some MPs were voting for a new prime minister this week, others were playing Debussy.

Listen here.

The Statutory Instruments quartet comprises Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire, Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman, councillor Katherine Chibah and Emily Benn, granddaughter of former Labour MP Tony Benn.

photo: PA

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  • It’s telling that Eton failed to produce anyone capable of playing in a quartet. All too busy managing their hedge funds.

  • A much more constructive use of the Palace of Westminster than the usual cacophony that emanates from the chamber. Pity that there isn’t more harmony from the discordant choir of out of tune divas intent on completing our ride to the scaffold by all hallows eve.

  • Isn’t there a line in ‘The Chicken Song’ (Spitting Image, c.1986) about forming a string quartet?!

  • Lovely, but the audio on that video clip was shifted distinctly to the left.

    Are they trying to tell us something? 🙂

  • Isn’t that Cathy Newman the osbtreperous 3rd- wave feminist who got taken to the cleaners by Jordan Peterson in a Channel 4 interview in January 2018?
    “So you’re saying……So you’re saying……So you’re saying……”

    • Perhaps, but from the evidence of this video she seems capable of bringing much more joy into the world than Peterson.

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