By the time you read this column goodness knows what might have happened but I don’t care!

I am on holiday this week so I wrote this in advance, so that will explain why I am not here to talk about a government in chaos, the Brexit deal in tatters and whatever else has befallen us in the past eight days.

What I do know is that I am sick of it all - and disgusted at most.

Last Wednesday I was driven to bed before 7pm because my husband was watching the debate on a vote of no confidence in Theresa May.

The politicians of all persuasions were braying like donkeys. It was hard to hear what anyone was actually saying. It was absolutely pitiful.

I have a friend who will not let her children watch Peppa Pig because she thinks Peppa herself is so cheeky and rude.

I bet her children won’t be able to watch Parliament until they are over 21 because if anything should be X-rated or labelled not fit for human consumption that is it.

Imagine if we all behaved like our politicians.

How would any business run with everyone shouting and beating tables to get their ideas heard?

How long would a customer-friendly business last if those customers were harangued and barracked every time they walked into the building?

I got a message from someone the other night to report a bunch of youths causing a nuisance in a car park. Police told me the next day that they were behaving in a disorderly manner but there had been no offence committed so no arrests made.

Just as well that a degree of disorderly behaviour is allowed or we would see scores of police marching into Parliament on a regular basis to arrest a large percentage of those people who claim to provide us with responsible government.

I don’t know Trudy Harrison because I live in the Workington constituency. I do know Sue Hayman in our area. She’s lovely and I am sure Trudy is, too. I would like to think that they behave with a semblance of decorum in the house and I am sure they do.

At the moment life in Parliament must be tense. The House, like the country, is divided over where our future lies and how we get there.

But that makes it even more important to have constructive, intelligent debate. We need to listen to the other person’s point of view and offer our own arguments.

But debate is not a bunch of people crying down someone trying to talk. It is not people booing and yelling in the background.

Lately there has been concerns about the protestors outside Parliament. MPs have said they have felt threatened by them.

I don’t agree with personal attacks. We have a right to protest but to do it peacefully.

However, how can you blame the protestors?

They are taking their lead from the very people who are complaining about their behaviour - or maybe they are watching too much Peppa Pig.