Well it would be to bad for her to look a little Belgian,some of them have inherited a bit of French flare. It does make a change from some of the househaunters on the Labour benches. It's the only party I know where the blokes are more pretty than the women.
Interestingly, Peter, when I first saw her I thought she reminded me of Ingeborg who represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest some years ago (singing 'Door de Wind' if you have to know).
On the main issue of small party support - the clutch of local authority by-elections on the same day as Norwich North gave the Tories absolutely no comfort at all. Losing a seat to Labour and another to the Greens, and a couple to UKIP. And shedding votes everywhere.
The title of that Eurovision was song was translated into English as 'Breakout' - it may well be what the UK electorate is now trying to do.
Keep up the good work on Afghanistan - you are right to point out that the column is heavy on it, but it is really important that there is a focus for the issue.