What?!

Commons Early Day Motion about iPod batteries. What?!

Notwithstanding the fact that iPod batteries do not, as a rule, pack in within 18 months (as widely, but inaccurately, claimed); neglecting to note that the out-of-warranty battery replacement cost is £79, fitted by Apple; ignoring the observation that this is, in fact, a fairly reasonable charge for one of the more expensive components; notwithstanding all of that – what the heck is this doing in the Commons? Haven’t they got better things to do with their time?

At least Lindsay Hoyle (Lab, Chorley) isn’t wasting valuable parliamentary endeavour checking facts, I suppose.

[Update: it’s worth noting a couple of amendments (1, 2), which significantly alter the tone of the original motion.]

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