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.
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.
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