On Thursday I was fortunate to be allocated a ticket to attend the address by the Burmese democracy campaigner and politician Aung San Suu Kyi in Westminster Hall. The address was to both Houses of Parliament and it is a rare honour accorded to very few. Since I was elected just over two years ago tthis was the fourth such address the others being by the President of the United States, The Pope and earlier this year Her Majesty the Queen.
Aung San Suu Kyi was softly spoken and she spoke with a dignity which reflected the stoical way she has dealt with the political situation in her home country. She reminded us all of the need never to take our democracy for granted.