Boris, Tessa Jowell and John Denham!

I tweeted thus this afternoon: ‘Got in lift at City Hall to find Boris, Tessa Jowell and John Denham. I thought an Olympics cabal. But what else might they have been up to?’

And here followeth samples of the wit that flowed forth from your responses:

1) Fight Club?

2) Expenses alibis?

3) If you get Seb Coe and David Beckham you get to shout house!

4) Looking for a brain cell?

5) Grey’s Anatomy at City Hall?

6) Jowell and Denham realising that New Labour project has bankrupted country are throwing their hands in with Tories?

7) Dissing LDs?

8) Eastenders casting?

Number 6 is my winner.

Thanks for contributions. LOL

Women and the recession

Yesterday Harriet Harman invited me and women from all over the country in key positions to 11 Downing Street for a session on ‘Women and the Recession’. My table, led by Tessa Jowell, were just fantastic – and we examined and tested and trailed ideas on what and how to help women as the recession bears down on their lives. So many good and wise voices contributing to the body of knowledge on what might be the differential impact on women; what support and information might they need and where and what the future would look like.

Tomorrow to mark International Women’s Day we have a debate on women and the recession in the House – and I will lead for the Lib Dems.

Problem is – that all the need, angst and wringing of hands which Harriet wants to be heard by the G20 (and full marks to her for that) will be as nothing if all the measures in the Equalities Bill are watered down as I fear they may be. Battle will commence in April finally – when I hope and hear that the Bill for which there has been no White Paper or Green Paper and is shrouded in secrecy (except from the media) will come forth.