"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

PMQs Video

I'm sorry for the lack of PMQs this week; I just didn't have the patience to sit through it when I came home. On the plus side, I do have a rather lovely pair of earrings to show for today's venture and shopping beats PMQs hands-down any day of the week.

I'll add the usual 'toad/independent thinker' & 'topics raised' tomorrow when I'm feeling more kindly. It doesn't help that I've recently seen the House of Cards trilogy for the first time and it seems only too plausible. I don't know why I missed it first time round - I was probably out somewhere, being young.

UK Parliament


Your MP: Toad or Independent Thinker?
Andrew Bingham, Con, High Peak;  Richard Ottaway, Con, Croydon South;  Anne McKechin, Lab, Glasgow North;  Simon Kirby, Con, Brighton Kemptown; Elfyn Llwyd, Plaid Cymru, Dwyfor Meirionnydd; Edward Timpson, Con, Crewe & Nantwich; Malcolm Wicks, Lab, Croydon North; Mark Menzies, Con, Fylde;  Chris Bryant, Lab, Rhondda; Louise Mensch, Con, Corby;  Tom Greatrex, Lab, Rutherglen and Hamilton West;  Alan Reid, LibDem, Argyll & Bute;  Alan Whitehead, Lab, Southampton;  Stewart Jackson, Con, Peterborough; Helen Jones, Lab, Warrington North; John Whittingdale, Con, Maldon;  Gordon Marsden, Lab, Blackpool South;  Stewart Andrew, Con, Pudsey;  Jim Shannon, DUP,  Strangford.

Issues raised:
Public sector strikes; turnout in strike ballot; women's unemployment rate; Brighton council tax increase; stalking; housing shortage/localism/planning; Northern Rock; enterprise zones; unemployment;  public sector strikes; call for Inquiry into collapse of Arch Cru investment fund; cuts in military defence/police & Faslane; local authority contracts;  Thomas Cook; NHS; TPA report on motoring taxes; new penalties/protection for War Memorials; Children in Need/Pudsey Bear; withdrawal from Afghanistan.


In case anyone was wondering 'Where's Wally?', here he is - in the BA lounge at Lagos airport on the 17th.

Pic courtesy of @eyespymp


  1. Re 'House of Cards': Nope, you were just young and no doubt enjoying yourself!

    As you, no doubt, did today...... :)

    Anyway, for 'normal people' politics is the last thing we think about when we're young - personally I was far more intereted in jogging (horizontal variety!) :)

  2. Some things are better left unsaid, MrW ;-)


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