From David Icke to Bolshevism, this was one of the most bizarre rants the Commons has heard in years
Are our two main parties suffering from simultaneous identity crises? Watching the debate about planning reform in the Commons on Monday, you might well have wondered. At times, it seemed as if the two parties had swapped places. Here were Labour MPs, earnestly trumpeting their desire to “protect our green spaces” (just like Conservative MPs usually do) – while, equally earnestly, Conservative MPs trumpeted their desire to supply the young with affordable housing (just like Labour MPs usually do).