Saturday, July 08, 2006

In Israel the other week an English radio station rang my mobile phone desperate for me to go to the nearest landline for an immediate interview on the Government’s prison policy. I politely informed the presenter that it would be difficult as I was standing on the Israeli-Lebanese border with the army overlooking a Lebanese village held by the fanatical Hezbollah militia. Undeterred and uninterested she insisted that the sound quality was good enough to go ahead using the mobile. Asking my military escort for a bottle of water I was instead given a can of lager and between slurps I managed to conduct the interview. Looking back I realise that this was one the most bizarre situations I have experienced in seven years of politics.

3 Comments:

Blogger lon152 said...

Are you sure they didn't think you were David Davis (Shadow Home Sec)?

12:24 AM  
Blogger David Davies AM said...

It has happened a few times but on this occaision it was because of a written question I put down which revealed that 53 people who had been given a life sentence since 2000 had already been released.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Fubar Fred said...

I can do stranger than that. i have stood on the Israeli side of the Lebanese border with a quickly dissolving pellet of bulls semen in my hand. I was out with the AI man from the kibbutz and I did not believe what was in the flask!!!

3:15 AM  

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