Thursday, February 02, 2006
Tips for Newbie MPs - No 94
Picture the scene. Newly elected female MP rushes up to Eric Forth and breathlessly asks: "Eric, Eric, are you interested in whales and dolphins and sea ecology?" Eric stands silently in utter amazement before saying, "er, no..." and walking off. Lesson number one to new MPs. If you're looking for support from your colleagues try identifying those most likely to be sympathetic to your cause. Just a suggestion, but on sea ecology I suspect that Eric isn't likely to be at the front of the queue. A motion on the preservation of colourful ties?Now you're talking!