Tory MP Matthew Offord is threatening to invoke human rights laws to overturn a ban on taking his dog to work at Westminster after he was given a one-week ultimatum to leave the six-month-old Jack Russell at home. He says: ‘If they try to push this, I will invoke the Human Rights Act because they’re breaching my right to a private, family life’.
Hang on a minute. Since when did the Houses of Parliament become a private family home? Mr Offord, your private HOME is the place to have a PRIVATE, FAMILY life, Parliament is PUBLIC facility where you go to claim inordinate amounts of expenses. Imagine the Commons with 600 plus cats, dogs, gerbils, goldfish, snakes, stick insects and other sundry pets.