Liverpool's Walton MP Peter Kilfoyle indulges in a spot of Tory baiting
Liverpool's Walton MP Peter Kilfoyle is once again capturing the imagination of parliamentary sketch writers with his "17 millionaires on the Tory frontbench" jibe.
In a debate at Treasury questions Mr Kilfoyle said: "Isn't it entirely consistent with Labour values and principles that those who benefited most over the last 15 years, like the 17 millionaires on the Tory front bench, that they should be the people to pay their fair share now that there is a downturn?"
Quentin Letts in the Mail rips into Mr Kilfoyle: "The veteran Hon Member for Liverpool Walton is Old Labour to the tips of his toes. Not that he often sees them, mind you, being more generously proportioned than the average pork butcher."
Simon Hoggart in the Guardian writes of Mr Kilfoyle's "harsh" and "bitter" intervention before comparing him to: "those Japanese soldiers who were hiding in jungles and imagined that the class war was still going on. Now they have been returned to civilisation - and it is still going on! They are very happy."