A symbolic gesture

A busy day in Parliament:

MPs have signalled their anger at Tony Blair over the extradition to the US of three bankers to face a fraud trial.

They voted by a majority of 242 to adjourn the Commons early in symbolic protest at the government’s extradition arrangements after a three hour debate.

So, let me get this straight: rather than actually trying to do something useful, MPs have voted to go home early. And, look ho, isn’t it a beautiful summer’s day? It certainly is symbolic. I’m going to now stage my own protest by having a nap.

Ok, so maybe they’re not all actually going off for a nice cup of tea, but have they any clue how ridiculous this looks from the outside?

Update: Kerron knows far more about what happened than I do – be sure to check the comments too.