I forgot to mention (being the modest sort that I am) that I had to go via the BBC studios in Hull on Monday, on my way to the station, in order to record an interview for the BBC World at One on the constitutional situation in relation to Scotland. (The other week, I had to record a TV interview stood outside Hull station – on my debate for a Royal Commission on drug policy – with only minutes to spare before I caught my train.) Over the weekend, I had to pop over to Sheffield to do a live interview (as well as record one) for Sky News on the result of the referendum. I also did a live interview for BBC Radio Wales on Sunday. Readers of The Sunday Times will have noticed I was quoted on plans to change the position of the Lords Spiritual. My media appearances tend to have something in common with London buses: nothing for ages and then several come along at the same time.
For the avoidance of doubt, I should add that I don’t accept every media request for an interview that comes along. If it is outside my field, or something that clashes with existing engagements, I turn it down. There are media tarts and media tarts. I am one of the more refined variety.