I was impressed with Hilary Clinton yesterday. Anyone who reads my blog will know that on a number of issues we are politically poles apart, however, I was impressed.
Her statement that you cannot negotiate with Hamas until it renounces violence was clear and defined.
I like the ‘smart power’ strategy to go beyond the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and address the bigger issue as identified in yesterdays blog – Iran’s nuclear programme and her commitment to take on the irresponsible behaviour of Syria was bold.
We will all wait with baited breath to see what this “new perhaps different approach” to prevent the “unacceptable” prospect of Iran becoming a fully fledged nuclear power means in action as opposed to words.
When three or more MPs are gathered together in a corridor, it is officially known as a plot.
Last night, as a group of us stood around waiting for a vote that never materialised, we discussed the attempted resignation of Willie Whitelaw.
It happened when a burglar broke into Buckingham Palace and Willie, then Home Secretary, felt such an occurrence warranted his resignation as he had failed in his duty as Home Secretary to protect the Queen.
Could you imagine Jackie Smith doing the same thing?
No, neither could we!