Sunday, December 24, 2006
Touring British Parliament with an MP
A freind of mine's dad from Uni is an MP. Here I am shaking hands with him, Ian Cawsey (he debates in the house of commons and is part of Tony Blair's party). He was extremely nice and very funny without the creepily smooth feel you get from American politicians. He gave me and another mutual freind a tour of Parliament, stopping occasionally to say hi/ introduce us to his MP/ Lord friends.
We went in the back non-touristy way passing the MP's cubbies "like in grammar school," with name tags and everything. The difference being the little red ribbons which are to hang their swords on (zoom in to see them).
We weren't allowed to take photos at all except for in this hall: built in 1097, the roof is so old that they found some raquet balls stuck in the ceiling from Henry VIII.
find out more about this possibly coolest workplace ever here, but the bottom line is if you live near Grimsby then vote Cawsey!