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London Notebook: Beauty contest for warring MPs

By Tony Grew

Published 20/02/2014

The DUP was engaged in one-upmanship during Margaret Ritchie's recent debate on VAT and tourism.

Jim Shannon started it. "I truly believe that I represent the most breathtaking constituency in the whole United Kingdom," he claimed.

Sammy Wilson didn't agree: "I look across Belfast Lough to their constituencies, which are shrouded in mist and doused in rain, from the stunning coastline and Glens of Antrim, which are bathed in sunshine."

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