A nation's parliament should reflect the people it represents.
AMONG the many reasons why I am relieved not to live in the Deep South is that, should I be sent to the clink, I would not be allowed to read a book.
"MEN in tights" may be the jokey nickname of its anachronistically dressed security team but the Commons did witness a gesture more usually associated with a cartoon superhero yesterday.
DOWNING Street has sought to brush aside another dig at David Cameron and his apparent penchant for surrounding himself with fellow toffs.
THE Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude yesterday waded into the row over whether David Cameron had surrounded himself with too many Old Etonians, saying people were "too fixated" on the issue.