Sunday, June 03, 2007
Part of the fallout from the recent grammar school debacle that has afflicted the Conservative Party was the resignation of Graham Brady MP from his post as Shadow Europe Minister. His replacement is Mark Francois MP, member for Rayleigh, who also happens to be an old friend of mine. Mark is an ex-Basildon Councillor and he grew up in Laindon and went to a local comprehensive school. He is also scarily intelligent and a thoroughly decent bloke. I know that he will make a powerful addition to the Conservative front bench and his promotion is just about the only good thing to come from the shambles of the last couple of weeks. He's already got to work, laying into the government for their lack of accountability to parliament ahead of the forthcoming EU summit.
Posted by Steve Horgan at 12:15:00 pm