Another anniversary! This year marks the 40th anniversary of my graduation from the University of Sheffield. I shall be at a dinner on Friday hosted by the Vice-Chancellor for some of us who graduated in politics. A fellow graduate who will be attending is David Blunkett. We variously get together in Westminster – we share the same views on the House of Lords and on citizenship education. I have yet to remind him, though, that he described me in his memoirs as a ‘dour Young Conservative’. Dour? Moi?