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The Best Speeches...
Posted Monday, 11 May 2009 at 21:10

Are the ones which are never given.

 

I thought my speech which laid into the Equality Bill (or Harriet’s leadership bid) was pretty good, even though I say so myself, however, although written on Sunday, my day off, it has not seen the light of day.

 

I plonked myself down in the chamber for a seven hour stint with good intention, but then the doorman slipped me a note to inform me that I had constituents in the gallery and could I go and see them.

 

I asked Mr Speaker, who it has to be said was not in the best of moods, could I go, lets just say he preferred me not to.

 

I weighed it up. Constituents who had travelled all the way from Bedfordshire, or a speech. No prizes for who won.

 

I then had another note to say that eight MPs were visiting from the Kenyan Government and could I slip out to have a chat about the war in Iraq, the Kenyan Judicial service, Somalian Pirates and Obama – obvious why they chose me then.

 

Two hours later, I suppose I can understand why I wasn’t flavour of the chamber.

 

Putting my speech in the nearest bin, I decided to look to where I was needed most. Having been a qualified nurse I chose to spend my time removing razor blades form clenched fingers, mopping brows, buying G and Ts for the tearful and joined in the general rant about how disgraceful it was that the Telegraph are not accepting explanations or the MPs side of the story.

 

Like they say in the media, why let the truth…..

 

They have problems? Not one of them bombed on Question Time? In normal circumstances they would have been looking after me, not the other way around.

 

Anyway. I am very concerned. I think my staff may have bought chocolate biscuits with the petty cash. I swear to God that not one has passed my lips; however, I have seen the wrappers in the bin.  I know I’m next.

 

I should worry. I could be a Lib Dem. They are nowhere to be seen. Rumours are flying around here that they are very worried indeed. Apparently, and I repeat that I believe this is just a rumour, they pay their associations 3k a kick to deliver leaflets from their office allowance. No wonder most of them are never here!!!!

 

Give me a chocolate digestive to defend any day!

 
 
 
Jen said:
Responded: Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Why not have an "Unspoken speeches" section with a collection of your finest, unaired speeches, with a brief deion, giving context and the reason the speech wasn't delivered. Could be fun, cathartic and enlightening. Keep your chin up. These are times of 'correction', much like the recession is for the boom's excesses.
 
 
Keith said:
Responded: Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Hadine, do stop trying to defend the indefensible.
 
 
Brian Tomkinson said:
Responded: Tuesday, 12 May 2009
An interesting ending based on rumour. What were you saying about "why let the truth.."?
 
 
Grumpy Old Man said:
Responded: Tuesday, 12 May 2009
I second Jen's motion. If nothing else the "constructive" criticism from your devoted readers, will enable you to polish the speech for the next time the subject comes up. There's democracy in action for you!
 
 
 
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