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The Seat of Government

Well I’ve got 3/4 of the first episode pencilled, which is not really on schedule exactly, but at least it means I am approaching the fabled ‘zone’. Soon unstoppable drawing power shall be mine!

Plus I would have done more, but I went to a question and answer session about environmental policy at the houses of parliament yesterday. I’ve never been inside before and I hadn’t realised just how old it was – parts of it date back to medieval times, but it’s still in constant use. However the image of austerity was somewhat ruined when I realised that the welcoming glow in the giant fireplace in the next room was just a red light bulb under some plastic logs. I’m sure in medieval times this was cutting edge stuff, but these days we can do a bit better – perhaps a flatscreen tv with a dvd of a blazing fire playing on it? I know that’s what I want my taxes to be spent on.

I also made a point of visiting the toilets, so that I could imagine that I had peed in the same spot as Winston Churchill. The hand dryers were a bit rubbish though – I bet Churchill had to wipe his hands on his trousers afterwards.


It looked a bit like this, only it was raining, and I was on the other side