The week that was..
It has been a very intensive time since Labour MP, Chris Bryant, forced a division on my ten minute rule bill in the House of Commons.
Following an almost all night sitting in the Commons and just before the local elections/referendum/count the whole thing couldn't have been sandwiched in any tighter.
For twenty four hours it was almost wall to wall radio ‘appearances’ and interviews, concluding with a two hour session with the Sunday Times, for their News Review , tomorrow. Camilla Long, who was absolutely lovely asked the (many) questions.. Actually, she was so lovely, I found myself thinking that I would be very proud if she were one of my girls – let’s hope she doesn’t prove to be a smiling assassin!
My office was swamped with messages of support. We are excited that a very high profile individual, not from the world of politics, wants to come on board. Pollsters conducted snap polls and the results were so favourable, I was shocked. Which makes this following link to the BBC report re parents concerns re sex education in schools, no surprise.
Radio researchers called back to let me know that the listener phone- in callers following my interview had been overwhelmingly positive.
There are 65 million people in the UK, the majority are not PC, don’t live in Westminster village and do not socialise with the London metro champagne socialist journalists. They are normal people; struggling Mums and Dads, who live the length and breadth of Britain. They don’t read the ‘oh-so –right-on’ Guardian, and feel confused about the type of society we live in.
In conclusion, it appears that ever single person I have met in the last 48hrs listens to the Jeremy Vine show !