Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Speaker remains Speaker

The main business today was to elect a Speaker of the House of Commons. We were not expecting any surprises but it was good to see the House of Commons Chamber full to bursting. With more Lib Dems and more Tories there is now likely to be a bit of a scrabble for seats on key occasions. In the past "the Nats" as we refer to them have always sat in the third row but now that there are more of us then it would make sense for us to sit in a block but no one wants to seem mean and try to push them back.

Can't see that it matters really as long as we all get a place but some people take the symbolism of these things very seriously.