I have taken an interest in politics throughout my life. My only formal politics was one term as a Brockenhurst Parish Councillor - hardly heady stuff! I would have been a hopeless politician. I can never avoid giving a direct answer to a question. Fatal for a politician. So my political activity is just as an observer following all the major issues and events on a daily basis through newspapers, radio and TV. And reading a lot. Since retiring I have read the autobiographies of Prime Ministers since the second world war. An interesting way of studying recent history. And whenever I'm in, I have my lunch while watching the Daily Politics show on TV. Pleasant way to keep in touch.