Sir, As a member of the Conservative Party, I found the
photograph of Conservative MPs standing to applaud Tony Blair on his Commons farewell
utterly shameful. Breaking long-standing tradition to go comfortably along with false
bonhomie about our prime opponent betrayed Tory values.
Andrew Gimson (Commons Sketch, 28 June 2007) says the protester who stood outside Downing
Street with a placard reading “Good Riddance” found no one honest enough
to utter the same words inside the Chamber. It is that sort of hypocrisy that puts people