Today I have had the wonderful opportunity of a personal tour of the houses of parliament, Portcullis House, The House of Lords and the House of Commons. Thank you very much Robert. It has been much appreciated.
It really is a place which is inspiring, evocative, artistic, calm and yet it is too so obviously, presently and historically, such a powerful place. A place where you see so much has happened and so much will.
It is quite something to see the seriousness of the place which is defined by the overwhelming architectural detail and I suppose the right word would be opulence.
It is something that has captured my imagination and no doubt somewhere I will be seeing again soon.