CRONYISM – 11 March 1998

Dr Julian Lewis: How can the Prime Minister justify the following actions taken by the Government at the end of last year: blocking a Bill to protect women from rape in psychiatric units, stopping due recognition for Sean Connery on account of his support for Scottish nationalism and the very different treatment accorded to Professor Eric Hobsbawm, a lifelong communist who just happens to be the father of the business partner of the girlfriend of the Chancellor of the Exchequer?