Some followers may know that my Dad is Chris Moncrieff who has been a journalist for the Press Association for over 50 years and even has a bar in the House of Commons named after him - Moncrieff's.
Last September he celebrated his 80th birthday but continues to work. He's now branched out into giving talks about his life in Parliament including some of the anecdotes that can be found in his book Wine, Women & Westminster. His talk to the Westminster Guides Association a couple of years ago had us all in stitches including me even though I have heard many of the stories before!
I asked Dad to describe his talks. He said:
"The talks I give on
politics are free from gravitas or analysis. I just recount spicy - and
true - anecdotes about political figures, some well known, some not so,
whose paths I have crossed during 50 years working in the Press Gallery.
They include their drinking habits, their sex lives, and innumerable
stories about travelling the globe with Margaret Thatcher and other
Prime Ministers, as well as bizarre encounters with foreign statesmen
including US presidents. In short: what really goes on behind the scenes
at Westminster when they think no one is looking and listening."
He has some spaces in his diary this year so if you'd like to find out more or book him for a talk send him an email.