Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Missing the moment

I missed President Obama’s historic inaugural speech. Watching the event in the Commons’ Tea Room a huge collective groan followed the Division bell rang just as the President opened his mouth to speak to the world.

We all obediently trooped through the voting lobbies to cast our vote on the Financial Crisis Motion. It was the Tories who called the vote so was it sour grapes from them? Or was it Labour’s fault for the timing of the debate? Whoever was to blame their timing was immaculate.

I gave my staff time off to watch the proceedings. It was a pleasure to see so much joy and hope in the US, all parts of the world and, most of all, in 1 High Street, Dunfermline. We need to give this great man all the support he needs to deliver.

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