"You talk a load of crap, carrot top" (Anonymous)
"consistently good and sometimes bonkers!" (Tony Jones)
"You obviously pi$$ people off a lot"
"One Dangerous Lady" (Anonymous)
"Clearly a very unpleasant person" (Grace Nicholas, Cornwall)
Sunday, 30 June 2013
I said goodbye to a friend this week. Claire was someone I used to know in parliamentary days. She was alone at the end, as we all are. Her working life, and her social life, pretty much, revolved around the House of Commons, where she worked. She was good fun, had a keen sense of the ridiculous, and as someone said at the funeral, "You'd buy Claire a drink because you wanted her to stay". She didn't stay with us long enough. It was good to see some old friends and colleagues there. Thanks to Claire's friends who organised the funeral, both at Mortlake and at St Mary's Undercroft in the Commons. I was glad to have been there. Goodbye Claire and thank you for the laughs.