Saturday, 3 August 2013

Guilty as charged! Must stop touching Churchill's statue before making a speech
There is a statue of Winston Churchill by the entrance to the House of Commons chamber and I, and others, frequently touch the shoe for luck before going in to make a speech. 
Sadly we seem to be wearing the old boy out! The commons committee charged with looking after the Victorian building and its art / statues has decreed we should be banned. 
Regular viewers of the parliament channel will decide if there is any force in the good luck measure when the house returns at the end of August and the wartime pm is off limits.