On Wednesday, a fired-up Pete Wishart secured and led a Westminster Hall debate on reform of the archaic House of Lords and my word, did he make the most of the opportunity. In a stunningly erudite and articulated speech, the Scottish National Party Member of Parliament for Perth and North Perthshire highlighted the absurdity, corruption and fundamentally undemocratic nature of the privileged ‘other place’.

Following the refreshingly candid and frank speech, one watcher commented “PeteWishart’s ‘house of lords’ speech may be the best speech I’ve ever heard.” and, I would not readily disagree. Pete delivers 30 minutes of in-your-face forthright candour, containing this solid gold quote of the year so far:

House of Lords-merely bloated, Ermine coated, never been voted”