A friend ‘phoned to say that he had got up rather late on New Year’s Day and switched on the television only to see me on the screen. It was the History of Parliament lecture. He seemed to think it was a good start to the year. Then again, he is very polite. The lecture continues to be screened as part of BBC Parliament’s winter loop. There are two or three more screenings, the last being next Sunday at 11.10 p.m. I presume the loop then comes to an end with Parliament resuming next Tuesday.
Once Parliament resumes, life will become much more hectic. I am in Oxford this weekend for the annual Study of Parliament Group conference and will then be in Westminster from Tuesday onwards for what is likely to prove a rather busy and demanding three months up to the end of the session. I suspect there will be a fair amount to blog about….