The Tub O’Lard has decided to tell us that he is standing down from his Hull seat at the next election, whereupon he will in a fit of rank hypocrisy take a seat in the Lords as well as helping himself to a sizeable chunk of Fat Cat Dough.

He says that it has been a privilege to have represented Hull in Parliament for 37 years. I wonder if, given how down-trodden Hull is as a City, Hull thinks it has been a privilege to have been represented by this particularly useless individual.