Tuesday, 31 March 2009

The power of Twitter

Somewhat surprised that I seem to have become every media outlet's "our man on the scene" regarding yesterday's fracas in the Commons. If only my phone been working I could have tweeted as events unfolded, although really all I heard was what is commonly described as a 'kerfuffle' out in the lobby behind the Speaker's chair. One of the doorkeepers came in and said something to the Deputy Speaker who seemed very concerned about it, and then one of the Ministers on bench duty came in and said that someone had let off some CS gas but it was 'under control'. We all thought it was a protester trying to break into the Chamber, who had managed to get within yards of doing so.

As it was, it turned out to be a drunken journo, and unfortunately it now transpires it's not even someone anyone has heard of. More than a few of us were hoping it would turn out to be one of the parliamentary sketchwriters.

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