Iain Duncan Smith forced to apologise for ‘second rate lawyer’ comment
Iain Duncan Smith has issued a grovelling apology for calling one of the country’s most senior barristers a ‘second rate lawyer’.
IDS was roundly mocked when he lobbied the insult at Sir Keir Starmer – who is not only a QC, but is also a knight, a barrister with 29 years’ experience, and was formerly the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Not really what most people would call ‘second rate’.
Sir Keir, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, had clashed with pro-Brexit IDS over… well, Brexit.
- 00:18 Burnley boss Sean Dyche plays down Joey Barton controversy in FA...
- 00:17 John Sentamu: Your have my word – female clergy will not be...
- 00:16 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho taunts Southampton ahead of...
- 00:14 Many countries ‘stricter on game hunting rules’ than Scotland
- 00:13 Inverness 2-1 Rangers: Bad to worse for Graeme Murty as Billy...
- 00:13 Wales foot soldier Sam Warburton has rediscovered his mojo thanks...
- 00:12 Feminist issues that won’t go away
- 00:12 Arts ahead: February 25 2017
- 00:12 On Distras, Drewett, Seagulls and myself
- 00:12 Man U’s Rostov tie ‘bad in every aspect’ – Jose
- 00:12 FOXES FANS BLAST ‘SHAMEFUL’ SACKING
- 00:12 A fitting send-off for England’s greatest, Kelly Smith
- 00:12 Look beyond Trump’s populist razzmatazz
- 00:12 Soldiers go on trial over coup plot
- 00:12 DUP admits funding was from Constitutional Research Council
- 00:12 Austerity is near an end, Tsipras claims after EU debt deal
- 00:12 Arcadia staff give bosses a dressing down
- 00:11 Music review: Julian Cope
- 00:12 MPs pass anti-rape Bill despite ‘villainous’ Tory’s whining
- 00:11 Music review: The Pet Shop Boys
- 00:12 Union fears Argos move will depress wages
- 00:11 Music review: Pelleas & Melisande
- 00:12 Former St Mirren Paul McKnight calls on Saints to turn the clock...
- 00:12 Crowd left baffled as Cambuslang boxer loses out to controversial...
- 00:11 Film/Music review: Lost in France
- 00:11 Theatre review: Pink Mist, Last Tango in Partick, The Curious...
- 00:11 Mum’s the Word:
- 00:11 MP tackles football's breastfeeding taboo
- 00:11 Film review: Demons; David Lynch: The Art Life; Their Finest
- 00:11 Scottish Labour's Dugdale pledges to work 'tirelessly' for union