Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Lord Bonkers' Diary: David Laws in the wars
Sad news from the West Country: David Laws has broken his elbow in a canvassing accident. I immediately consult the Revd Hughes and arrange for prayers to be said for him daily at St Asquith’s.
This intelligence is contained in a copy of the Western Gazette mailed to me by an old friend who has underlined the passage: “He said he is still able to carry out Department for Education duties in his role as schools minister, as he signs letters with his right hand.”
Whilst Laws’ determination to continue working is to be admired, I wonder if it is wise. Would not a prolonged period of rest and recuperation (perhaps in Herne Bay) be better advised? Carrying on as if nothing has happened often prove foolish in the long run: I can still feel my wound from the Great Torrington by-election when the wind is in the wrong direction.
Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South-West 1906-10.
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