“Found this a little weird, are the enemy still ensconced in cushy unaccountable positions in Westminster like Partridges and old Pennys? and included a link to this post.”
On Sunday I received this answer
"I think we can get new guidance which emphasises that LAs have a duty to support parents (where they want it) and that spells out the limits of the LAs' responsibilities so that they stop hankering after more powers. Just leaving it isn't an option. I want a stake put through the heart of the whole monitoring/licensing approach so that it doesn't ever get resurrected."
This was my response
"Graham can I blog this, thank you for responding. I will be behind that stake in spirit and person, lol, given half a chance but I feel we need to be on high alert for any attempt to hijack the process by those with their own agenda."
This is the first time I have taken a serious interest in things political and it was through necessity not curiosity. Part of my lack of interest stemmed from suspicion that I would find much of what I learnt disgusting and depressing. I was not wrong.
But I also discovered that it is possible to be a politician and also be quick to understand an issue from your constituent’s point of view, to be intelligent and approachable, to eschew spin and to be accessible beyond my wildest imaginings.