01 May 2014 @ 08:56 am
I am sure I speak for the whole House when I wish Sir Robert all the best in his new life away from Parliament. Having spent 42 years working for the House, 10 of those being as a clerk, it is clear that a well deserved rest is in order. It has been an honour and a privilege to work alongside you for many years. Good luck, Sir Robert; you shall be missed.

For those who missed my splendid rendition of it in the House earlier, Sir Robert's resignation letter can be found here.

18 July 2013 @ 06:32 pm
With regard to the kind soul who left their carnation on the Chair's arm for me after the consideration of Lords amendments to the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill, I would just like to say a short thank you for your kindness; it was greatly appreciated, whomsoever you are.

Secondly, I would like to ensure that all honourable and right honourable members of both houses are aware of the fact that the aforementioned bill has since gained Royal Assent and become law. I am certain I speak for all members of Her Majesty's legislature when I say that we are grateful for her speedy action of what has proven to be a somewhat surprisingly contentious issue. Perhaps now that hurdle has been passed, I should turn my attention to W.A.S.P.S and their aims once more...

On a personal note, Sir Robert your charming comments in your recent interview did not go unnoticed.

I think that is all for now. If I don't have the pleasure of seeing my dear colleagues during the summer recess, I look forward to our eventual meeting again on September 2nd.