When I came into the Commons in 1979, only radio broadcasting was allowed and that had only been going on a regular basis for a year.
People could listen to what was said, but couldn’t see what was happening.
But the fact that our words were going out over the ether really made very little difference to MPs’ [...]
There’s been a sudden outbreak of democracy in the House of Commons itself. It’s very disconcerting.
The idea that MPs could be allowed the freedom to choose which of their colleagues should get key positions to hold the Government to account had been viewed as taking things a bit far. Safer to leave such choices in the [...]
If words could adequately describe the feelings and power of music, I guess we could dispense with music and stick to words.
This rather odd thought came into my mind on Tuesday evening as I enjoyed a rare treat.
I work most Tuesday evenings, but as it was the day before the State Opening of Parliament by The [...]