I returned to Westminster yesterday afternoon, in part to attend a reception in the House last night (for Hull University alumni) and today to get on with some paperwork, in between marking dissertations that is. It is notable how much more activity there is this week compared to last. This morning, the Atrium in Portcullis House wasn’t quite as busy as it is on a Friday when the House is sitting, but I was surprised by how busy it was. The activity was complemented by the arrival of a large school party.
This morning a van, complete with loudhailer, promoting the English Democrat party went by several times, I presume because there was a fair number of people milling about outside the Palace of Westminster – though how many of them were UK voters is entirely another matter. Shortly after it went by the last time, there was the sound of a siren, but I think the two events were unrelated.