Pundits from the national papers are praising Steve Pound for his conduct towards others and his geniality.
From Quentin Letts at the Mail last weekend:-
LABOUR frontbencher Stephen Pound (Ealing N) refuses to join the mob who felt Tory Treasury Minister Chloe Smith had a spluttering disaster with Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight. `She simply had a frog in her throat and had to take a sip of water,’ says Mr Pound to spin the interview into a total collapse because she had to clear her throat is just not right and fair’ Mr Pound is a gentleman. What will colleague Ed Balls make of his chivalry?
And from Cristina Odone at the Telegraph:
“Just when I’d given up on politicians, I meet one who leaves me in stitches. Stephen Pound, Labour MP for Ealing North, hosted a fund-raiser for the LSE (my husband’s alma mater) at the House of Commons this weekend, regaling the audience with anecdotes from his colourful past. A former shop steward, bus conductor, boxer and hospital porter, Pound has travelled the world and speaks Italian, French and Polish. He must be one of the few who can both quote from Ezra Pound’s Canti and chant Solidarity slogans.
How different from the rest of the professional politicians who fill the corridors of power! I didn’t go to LSE, but still found myself reaching for a chequebook. Another 10 minutes and I’d have handed over all my worldly goods. Another 20 and I’d have been voting Labour.”