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February 10th – Speaking at the House of Commons with the UNCUT project

On February 10th I am going to the House of Commons with The Uncut Project. We have been kindly invited to the House by Karen Buck MP for Westminster to do a joint presentation about the work we do with young people in schools addressing the issues of knife crime. I have to confess that I am incredibly nervous about it; on one hand how bad can it be?; surely it’s no trickier to engage members of the ‘House’ than a school assembly full of teenagers? On the other hand, I still haven’t made up my mind exactly what I am going to say yet, which only succeeds in adding more to my nervous anticipation as the event rapidly approaches.

The other pressing concern for me is – what is a girl to wear? This is The House of Commons after all, is there a sartorial etiquette for this situation? I asked my eleven year old daughter’s advice and helpfully she suggested I go for my short black summer dress or alternatively my black t-shirt with a Marilyn Munroe print on! Perhaps Karen could offer me some advice on this tricky issue?

Either way, this time next week it will all be over and I shall write again to tell you how it all went and whether I went for the LBD or the Marilyn t-shirt in the end!


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