Ryan Cleary reflects on the hardest things he had to do as Member of Parliament
Anger in his eyes
Years later, the scars from a bully’s blows remain, By Ryan Cleary
I shall remember forever and will never forget
Monday: my money was taken
Tuesday: names called.
Wednesday: my uniform torn
Thursday: my body pouring with blood
Friday: it’s ended
The final diary
‘Fit to be tied’— party discipline and towing the party line
I’m not sure what rattled me more – the ridiculous charges levelled against me, or being stripped of my speaking privileges in the House of Commons.
Regardless, I ended up storming out of a “disciplinary meeting” held in early