Just a quick update on the status of my previous blog:
which I posted on the 29th March.
In what is a worrying break with the tradition of politics, Jake Berry (MP for Rossendale and Darwen...and note that it is Rossendale and Darwen, not Rossendale with Darwen...that's for the knobs at Blackburn with Darwen Council) has sent me a letter on House of Commons-headed paper, confirming that he has:
...personally raised your concerns on your behalf with Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Transport, and as soon as I have received a response, I will be in contact with you.'
Now the cynical amongst you may say that Jake hasn't actually said whether he himself believes that the awarding of the £1.6billion contract to Bristows to operate the UK's Search and Rescue service is either a good thing or a bad thing...and, of course, you'd be absolutely right.
I suggest that if he continues to dodge awkward questions as neatly as he has done in this case, he has a good future ahead of him in politics.