Oh dear, was this really necessary?
Alf refers to a bit of pottiness from the Green party, which has asked Parliament to re-assert its position on religious tolerance.
It seems to have happened while your long-serving MP was preoccupied on the back benches with checking his email.
He has a great gift for switching off, when anyone in Green stripes gets to their feet.
And his bench-mate has just nudged him to say the motion was passed unanimously.