[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 09:04 GMT
Wales@Westminster newslog

The Wales@Westminster weblog, BBC Wales' Parliamentary correspondent David Cornock's diary on political life

Wednesday, 21 March

Boys, boys

posted by David | 0855 GMT |

Its victim described it as "Trident rage". A fall-out between two Welsh Labour MPs ended in what one described as violence.

Paul Flynn and Wayne David had what politicians call a full and frank discussion on BBC Wales's am.pm programme last week. Mr David wanted to upgrade Britain's nuclear weapons system, Mr Flynn did not.

There was some on-screen finger wagging between them, and a less than fraternal use of the word "comrade".

Mr Flynn has now used his website to reveal his version of what happened afterwards: "It was only an energetic forceful two-fingered prod - but it was violence.

"The peace loving Caerphilly MP Wayne David had a spasm of Trident rage on live TV. It was only finger wagging when we had an exchange of views on the am.pm programme on Wednesday. The thump came afterwards.

"For a fleeting moment, I contemplated reeling back in football style, rolling over squealing in pain, pathetically whimpering about assault on a PPC (poor pathetic cripple)."

A thump? Mr David says it was "a tap on the shoulder". At this rate, Don King will be trying to promote the re-match.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific