Sunday, May 01, 2005

Interesting (or should I say depressing) to see Tony Banks, one time Livingstone ally, who shortly after being elected to Parliament in 1983 offered to resign to allow Tony Benn an opportunity to get back into Parliament, is apparently going to the House of Lords. Quite staggering from a man who said he was quitting the Commons "intellectually numbing". Still, with Chat Show Charlie nominating Jenny Tonge, the Lib Dem MP who said she "empathised with terrorist suicide bombers" to be one of the new Lib Dem Peers, the second chamber may liven up a bit.