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I think he does this because some late Victorian and Edwardian Tory MPs like Lord Randolph Churchill and FE Smith also lounged like that in the Commons, and he is perhaps seeking to commune with their fogey ghosts
Here you are, from early 1880s
The conspicuous lounger there is Arthur Balfour - Lord Randolph Churchill is the one standing
"If I lounge in the Commons like Arthur Balfour, I too can be a Victorian and Edwardian statesman," would not surprise anyone to be JRM's thinking here
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