Mark Pritchard launches PM attack over circus animals

Commons gold! Tory Mark Pritchard is recounting the Government's attempts to get him to drop his Backbench Business Committee motion today banning the use of wild animals in circuses - warnings from the whips of increasing menace, culminating in a phone call from Downing Street warning him of the Prime Minister's personal displeasure.

His retort that he was a humble council house lad with a spine, and was prepared to defy the prime minister of his country brought cheers from round the House.

...but I do hope he won't be walking down any dark alleys any time soon. Watch live!