In Parliament yesterday, Jason spoke about how, as a rugby league fan, he’s deeply disappointed that Labour-run Kirklees have backtracked on an agreement to house the National Rugby League Museum at the George Hotel in Huddersfield.
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Jason McCartney MP
Can we have a debate on the wonderful sport of rugby league, Mr Speaker. It’s the rugby league world cup this autumn, the new Super League season kicks off in a fortnight, with some of the games for the first time on free-to-air television, on Channel 4, which will be great for widening the notoriety of the sport.
But the debate, Mr Speaker, would also give me an opportunity to express my deep disappointment that Labour-run Kirklees have reneged on an agreement to host the National Rugby League Museum in the birthplace of rugby league, the George Hotel in Huddersfield.
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
I think we should have a special debate every week on the failures of socialist councils, because I think they would massively subscribed from this side of the house and the other side would probably decide to work from home that day, which is something they enjoy.
Now, I cannot claim to be an expert on rugby league. The only sport I know anything much about is cricket, which may be rather embarrassing, under current circumstances, to confess to. But I heard I thought, Mr Speaker, whether the stenographers of Hansard did, I do not know, a modest “Hear, hear” that appeared to emanate from the Chair during my hon. Friend’s question.
Assuming that it did not come from the Clerks, who tend not to comment on our business, I think that an application for an Adjournment debate may be very favourably looked upon.