No love lost
But never mind about me trying to describe it -- this transcript of a scrum with the Conservatives' chief government whip, Jay Hill, says it all. The questions are from various reporters, trying to get something out of Hill before he slammed the door on them at his office just off the Commons' foyer.
Jay Hill: I don't discuss what takes place at the Board of Internal Economy.
Question: Why, isn't that public money, isn't that public money Mr. Hill?
Question: Are you guys proud of your behaviour in there today?
Question: (inaudible) isn't that public money Mr. Hill? Isn't that public money Mr. Hill?
Jay Hill: Are you proud of your questions?
Question: Yeah. Are you proud of your behaviour? Are you, are you proud of your questions?
Question: So you're doing what you just did in there. You're going to browbeat
Question: What's wrong in asking you a question? We can't ask you questions?
Question: You're trying to browbeat, browbeat, browbeat people?
Question: Isn't that public money in this budget? Isn't that my money?
And there, the scrum abruptly ends with a slammed door. Is it summer-break time yet?