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Lost In Translation
Posted Wednesday, 17 October 2007 at 14:05

I had fifteen Spanish Judges visit the Houses of Parliament yesterday - Theresa who works in the office of St Albans MP, Anne Main, and my new American Intern Stephanie, both speak Spanish, so they became the tour guides.

Unfortunately, Theresa's Spanish was learnt in Venezuela, and Stephanie's appears to have a dialect which made communication slightly tricky.

I was in a meeting with a Doctor gathering information for the Abortion Inquiry, currently undertaken by the Science and Technology Committee. Theresa attempted to explain this to the Judges, who all looked very concerned. She reassured them, that as soon as the meeting was over I would be with them - which I was.

The problem was, my whereabouts had become lost in translation. The look of concern as to where I was, was nothing compared to the looks I received when I arrived.

The Judges had understood that I couldn’t be with them because I was having an abortion - one was very concerned that I was well enough to be joining them.

Spanish lessons coming up.

There are reports in the papers today which state that obesity could be worse for you than smoking.

I had breakfast in the Members' tea room this morning, I sat on a table with eight men. I had sausages, bacon, eggs, black pudding and hash browns, as did Anne Main. All the men had had fruit and fibre, with fresh fruit. What's going on?

Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Nowt wrong with a good old fry up!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 October 2007
I bet they were all fatter than you
Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 October 2007
15 Spanish judges..yeh you'll be telling us you had to sit before 5 Priests....and none of them was the father....
MrChippy said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 October 2007
No, anon, it would have been slightly more amusing if you would have said '5 Priests and all of them said they represented the father'
MrChippy said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 October 2007
P.S. Nadine, I hope you are still my MP when I 'pop my clogs' cos if the Big Man hasn't got a sense of humour, I'm going to need you to represent me
Anonymous said:
Responded: Wednesday, 17 October 2007
I'll translate for you. Male MP's don't eat much whilst they are there, especially when they have to pay.They are leaving space for all the free lunches and party food they enjoy later at our expense. Why do you sit ON the table and not AT it? :-)
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 18 October 2007
Iain wants to know all the details of the Lady MP's night out last night. Please respond
MrChippy said:
Responded: Thursday, 18 October 2007
Get it right Anon, Iain Dale wants details of the 'Tory Totty Night Out' and has put a link through to Nadine's blog. Are you going to oblige him Nadine?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 18 October 2007
Nadine, Have you seen 'Whipping it up' with Richard Wilson yet ? You should go - you may learn some useful lessons !
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