Baroness Shirley Williams
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
> Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
On the day that David Blunkett resigned again, it was timely for a politician of such high public standing as Baroness Shirley Williams to talk about him.
She spoke of him in a rounded way, suggesting he was probably a lonely man, perhaps because of his blindness. However, she said he should be thought of for his remarkable achievements, adding that he got in with the wrong crowd.
The first thing you notice about Lady Williams is she is very approachable, passionate in her honesty and beliefs, energetic and witty.
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She gave her views on young people, education and the health service; in the second part, she listened intently to audience views on each subject and even diplomatically provoked them into deeper thoughts.
She did not think the media were particularly fair on society in general, focusing upon the negative aspects of youth and politicians' private lives - making it up if nothing scandalous could be found.
- 1 Missing man found by off-duty police officer
- 2 £5m roadworks on A47 cause delays - and months more to come
- 3 Man jailed for 24 years for raping and sexually assaulting two girls
- 4 Three Norfolk hotels named among the best for romance in the UK
- 5 Norfolk campsite voted third best in UK
- 6 Man charged after cannabis factory and 300 plants found above pizza takeaway
- 7 Road cleared after three-vehicle collision on A47
- 8 Early hours arrests as part of 'ongoing police investigation'
- 10 Pub boss struggling to recruit ahead of lockdown lifting
Lady Williams clearly wanted to know what people thought. She will take away this phenomenal amount of information from last night, and do not be surprised if you hear these views on Question Time or some similar forum within the next few weeks
This is the type of genuine person Lady Williams is, leaving no stone unturned.