Monday, May 10, 2010
A busy Monday
The LibDem peers met for nearly two hours this morning and there was a very good attendance - better than a normal Parliamentary day for which we get paid, and someone remarked - and almost everyone spoke briefly. There was a second meeting at 17.00 at which again there were comments on the situation as each of us saw it. We were invited to a third meeting with the Commons, a departure from the customary practice where the Members of Lords and Commons always meet separately, with a token presence from the other end of the building. So the final meeting of the day was in the Grand Committee Room, starting at 22.40 and continuing until shortly before 01.00. There were a few indomitable journalists and TV cameras waiting for us to emerge, and asking us to say something about what had transpired. I said 'Hello'.