Monday 30 January 2006 9.49pm
From everything I have heard and read, Simon Hughes
is, despite his recent half-truths, a decent and hard working MP.
That being said, Peter Tatchell seems a fantastic balanced guy who, at the risk of misquoting manages to "keep his head, whilst all around are losing theirs".
I read an interview recently - he lives in a very small flat on a south London council estate and, apparenly, regularly still has to cope with hate mail and abuse. The fact that he has remained as he has through all his trials and tribulations is a testament to his charachter.
I think the best option would be for the Labour party to nominate him up against George Galloway next time around. Now that would be interesting.