Here’s a picture of the latest of Hull’s finest – the British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) students who graduated at the Graduation Ceremony this morning. This picture shows them assembled – but without me. I was at the degree ceremony, but then had to go straight to the station to get to Westminster in time for the first meeting of the Joint Committee on the draft House of Lords Bill (see preceding post). This meant that, for the first time ever, I missed our traditional afternoon departmental reception. I’ll be arranging tea at the Lords sometime for them, on the assumption, that is, that they missed me.