I’ve had a varied couple of days working for my constituents in Parliament – see theyworkforyou.com – but most interesting is what I have confirmed about the media.
On this blog, I described various aspects of the political situation as a “pantomime” we should move past. That was picked up by the national media. Two news channels wanted to interview me. The BBC quoted me online, until a colleague said something more combative and less supportive of coalition.
While government and business in Parliament are proceeding with very little conflict between back-bench members of the governing parties, that doesn’t suit the news. They want sensation and they will maximise any hint of it.
Perhaps this is nothing new but now more than ever I begin to understand the existence and conduct of the “Westminster Bubble”. I hope the development of new media bursts it.