Well I’ve managed better than last time with a burst of activity on Saturday, but I am struggling to find the time to blog properly. But it is Tuesday morning and I have decided to miss the delights of the transport debate and catch up.
So thinking back to what seems like an age ago but was only Saturday evening and the well attended East of England reception. I rather got the impression that a stray supporter of Lembit for President who had wandered into this meeting would have been at some risk of being strung up. Ros Scott is from the East, lives in Suffolk, and has many supporters from the region. So it appears that the East “is 4 Ros” and it was somewhat assumed that everyone there would be too.
In the speeches Andrew Duff MEP was, naturally, concerned with the need to campaign properly for next year’s European Elections and that means spending money on it. The Bones Commission’s report on party reform suggests reducing the expected funding. Bob Russell MP made it clear that he was the “senior” MP in the region. Oh, and unlike the London Region Reception you didn’t need an invite to get in.
Then on to the Blog of the Year Awards ceremony. An excellent and typically raucous event which has now become a proper awards ceremony after controversy led to protesters picketing the meeting, if in a somewhat cuddly manner. Three richly deserved awards for Alix Mortimer, who is the brightest star in the Lib Dem blogging firmament, was I think justice done.
Then, as is traditional the bar and, after a lengthy interval, bed.
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.