During business questions in the Commons, Sultana accused Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps and Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg of being “curious.”
Sultana said: “It was reported that the transport secretary used public money to create a departmental team that lobbied against plans to build on airfields, including a giga factory at Coventry airport. Shamefully, that would mean he used public funds to lobby against green investment and jobs coming to Coventry.
“And why? We know he’s an aviation enthusiast. From a crappy transportation secretary to a cowardly leader of the house who last week tried to rewrite the rules to leave his partner on the hook. This conservative government is rotten to the core. is the Chief of the House proud of this shameful record? “
Interim, Joint Vice President Lady Eleanor Laing told her to think of a different form of words because she didn’t like the word “swing.”
She said: “She can explain that she disagrees with what happened. Maybe she could express it in different words.”
Sultan said she could not think of another word that implied the same level of corruption.
Laing insisted that while “it is absolutely to have disagreement here”, we must “moderate our language and be careful of the adjectives that are used about a member of another”.
Sultan again said she could not come up with a suitable alternative, but after further exchange she finally withdrew her remarks.