Monday, November 01, 2004


PArliamentary reception in the Cholmondely Room tonight (House of Lords) and it appears that, having saved the fox (hopefully) we are now moving on to saving chickens. High spot of the evening was meeting up with Jackie Ballard, one time MP for Taunton, who took me under her wing when I first entered Parliament. Contrary to Lib Dem rumour she is very happy in her new job and has no desire to return to parliament - she tells me she now has a life!