Death of John Smith: 25th Anniversary

Part of Acquired Brain Injury – in the House of Commons at 2:52 pm on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield 2:52 pm, 9th May 2019

My hon. Friend might not know that I used to work for John Smith, and I will be speaking about him in the debate later. John did not suffer fools gladly. If you crossed him in a bad way, if you let him down or if you did not come up to scratch, you got the hard word—and if he gave you the hard word, you deserved it.