Sunday, November 11, 2007
Speaking at the Conservative Womens' Conference
Tomorrow afternoon I shall not only be performing in front of more than 700 Tory women, but will be providing David Cameron's warm up by doing a half hour on stage interview with Sir Christopher Meyer. All this will be at the QE2 Conference Centre in Westminster, where the Conservative Womens' Organisation is holding its annual conference titled CREATING A BETTER WORLD FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
It wasn't so long ago they struggled to get 300 attendees at the rather dowdy Emmanuel Centre just down the road, so to attract that number is a huge testament to the work of their chairwoman, Fiona Hodgson and her colleagues. They haven't been at the QE2 for more than a decade. I'll be talking to Sir Christopher about his work at the PCC and also his time in Washington DC as our Ambassador and what he makes of current British foreign policy.
The sessions in this conference are a far cry from those of yesteryear: Africa - A Continent of Extremes, Women as Peacemakers and Environment - Quality of life and our impact on the world are just three. Nothing on jam-making or knitting, strangely :) . They've got speakers from Iraq, Burma, Rwanda and Washington too.
I've just seen in the programme for the conference that "Iain also wears some of the most extraordinary ties in the history of internet television, and his ties now have their own avid female fan club!" Well I never. I'd better wear one of my more outrageous ones...
Note: Those who have a sense of humour failure over the video above should note that it is meant to be funny. Ironical. Satirical. So no po-faced comments please.