In prasie of non-politics

Today has been a politics free day and it feels great. I’ve avoided the papers and the calls.

I took Mrs Watson to see the baggies humiliated at football. The boy was looked after by his grandma. This is a big deal in our house – he’s only ever been left witout one of us for an hour and 45 before.

Now, itunes is on shuffle mode and I’m reading a book of Pablo Neruda poems that Mrs W. has dug out of a box. If only the rest of the week could be like this.

From nowhere

What on earth has gone on in Birmingham? The eruption of violence last night is shocking. I’ve talked to my colleague Khalid Mahmood MP who has spent the day talking to police, councillors, community and faith groups to calm the situation down. I hope they are all successful.