I SEE that someone over at Iain Dale’s Diary has left a comment to the effect that I shouldn’t really have time on my hands to blog, what with being an MP and a minister and everything.
This is becoming an increasingly common criticism. But is it only aimed at politicians? Or does it cover everyone in full time employment? And are those who tell me what I should be doing in my spare time the same people who object if they think that politicians are telling them what to do?
So, for the avoidance of doubt: blogging does not interfere with my job in any way. I don’t interrupt ministerial meetings by saying: “Oh, can we take a break there? I’ve just thought of a great idea for season five of Doctor Who…” And I don’t cancel advice surgeries to review visitors’ comments.
I enjoy blogging in my spare time. If you have a problem with that, no-one’s forcing you to read this. For the rest of you, what did you think about Catherine Tate as Donna Noble…?