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Lord Inglewood: Parliament as a whole is excessively metropolitan. Inevitably it is going to be London-focused because of where it is, but I happen to live and work outside London, and that makes it a great deal more difficult organisationally to play a part. I am particularly on my guard when I hear reference to “family-friendly policies” in Parliament. That normally means that you are going to have to spend all evening by yourself, and the temptations of the stews of Soho will no doubt be ever more in one’s mind as the evening goes on. They are not family-friendly at all; they may be attractive to those who live in London, but for those of us who do not come from London they are diametrically the opposite.

So Lord Inglewood would rather that sittings went on way into the night, rather than that Members have to spend long lonely evenings trying to ignore the insistent voices of their demons. Also, it's somehow Parliament's fault if they end up in a clip joint.

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pete23
Jun. 30th, 2010 09:11 am (UTC)
That is marvellous. He is my new hero.
lowlowprices
Jun. 30th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
He's got a point, actually. If you've got no mates.
lifesizemonkey
Jul. 1st, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
"The stews of Soho".
I really hope that you are writing a book about all this.
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