OK, so David Benson-Pope had a wee nap in Parliament. So what? I mean, can we just remember that contrary to popular belief they are human beings?
I agree that it’s not really appropriate to be snoozing off in the House, but who hasn’t nodded off in a lecture, or at work. I think we should just remember for a moment that (most) MPs do work exceedingly hard for incredibly long hours.
If I was an MP and was so exhausted that I nodded off in the House, I would certainly prefer a gentle nudge from a colleague to wake up and maybe go have a nap in my office, than have my little snooze broadcast to the entire electorate and have my record as an MP judged on it.