"Sorry, but I ain't having that!"
I don't know whether to be proud or disappointed.
Our esteemed mascot was on BBC Radio 4 last night defending his record of rebelling against the government on numerous occasions. But he only came in at number three of coalition MPs! For shame. We strive for excellence here!
Quips aside, it's incredibly refreshing to hear one of our elected rabble saying that he does/did "what I genuinely thought was the right thing to do", however unpalatable that may be to the idiots we have running the Westminster agenda. Precisely the reason we found it so easy to vote him the Spectator's Reader's Choice Parliamentarian of the Year, eh?
In discussion with Labour MP Jeremey Corbyn, our Phil managed to squeeze the little nugget in that boundary changes could lead to honest and proper-thinking MPs like himself being cut out of parliament altogether.
It's a 15 minute slot conducted in a non-confrontational - and sometimes humourous - manner so well worth a listen. Especially since our top geezer gave up part of his Sunday night to do it.