Well, he may have presided over the MOST shameful period in living memory as Mr Speaker BUT….
The former Commons Speaker, Michael Martin, has had his controversial peerage quietly confirmed – in the middle of the Parliamentary recess.He will take up the title of ‘Baron Martin of Springburn, of Port Dundas in the City of Glasgow’ after the honour was conferred by the Queen last week.Mr Martin was the first Speaker of the House of Commons to be forced to resign in more than 300 years.
Bestowing an honour on the dishonourable shows the decadence of our political system. Her Majesty SHOULD have refused. This is Gordon Brown paying back Gorbals Mick at OUR expense.