Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lord Bonkers' Diary: "Who told you that?"


Do you know Alex Carlile? He was at one time Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire before being replaced by Lembit Opik – the general view in Welshpool and Caersws was that the latter brought some much needed gravitas to the role.

Yet Carlile’s career has prospered in recent years and I meet him this morning while strolling by the Thames at Westminster.

"I hear you’ve been asked to serve on the committee that is going to review freedom of information legislation," I say brightly.

He looks at me suspiciously: "Who told you that?"

Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South West 1906-10.

Previously in Lord Bonkers' Diary...
  • Armed to the teeth with duck-handled umbrellas
  • The current Lady Bonkers
  • The choirboys' rifle practice
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