Jedi MP looks forward to protection

Newly elected Labour MP for Copeland, Jamie Reed, claims to be the first Jedi Member of Parliament. Being a party loyalist, he fully supports the government’s proposed Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill.

From his maiden speech:

I crave the indulgence of the House in interrupting such an important and enjoyable debate to deliver my maiden speech. Furthermore, as the first Jedi Member of this place, I look forward to the protection under the law that will be provided to me by the Bill. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mr. Malik) for his convincing and searing testimony in support of the proposed legislation.

Pass me my light sabre.

3 Responses to “Jedi MP looks forward to protection”

  1. Joe says:

    Nice to see he did his research before sticking his oar in – he talks at the end of the speech about the recent increase in racist violence in NI, apparently unaware that this bill (afaik), if enacted, won’t apply in Northern Ireland. It’s had its own legislation against religious discrimination and incitement to hatred for some time, which has clearly worked an absolute treat.

  2. tom p says:

    Surely, as a Jedi, he won’t need any protection from poxy earth laws

  3. Marc says:

    I wonder what George Lucas has to say about this… The Jedi is his creation after all – even if some of us do make fun of it. Isn’t it already protected by one of those myriad trademarks that big business has a habit of doing?