But that is no great surprise......his base is in Scotland:that, with his substantial portfolio of lucrative non exec directorships, plus his media work, leaves him little time for the tedium of constituent contact. Malc tells us... "I am honoured to represent the people of Kensington, and I am keen to provide assistance to those who require it. I am especially eager to hear from those who reside in North Kensington, who since the 2010 General Election I represent for the first time."
The problem is residents in the north of the Borough he says 'he is eager to hear from' find it difficult get a meet with Malc.
Why? Well, Malc holds his surgeries in the Commons!
He probably knows the hike will deter all but the most determined bothering him!
Rifkind's family fled Lithuania-in impoverished circumstances-to escape religious persecution.With such a background it is frankly astonishing he seems to have little sympathy for those needing his help.
If he can't be bothered doing the job properly he should move aside for someone who can.
Now go to Greg's site to see the vast amounts of work he does for his constituents Busy Hands
Rifkind.... you should hang your head in shame if you can only report these two bits of boring non constituency news!
Speaker's Lecture:On the 24th of April I delivered a Speaker's lecture, reflecting on my time as Foreign Secretary, and the office itself. Text of the speech will be available here after the event...
Iran Panel, March 8thThe Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) hosted a discussion panel on Iran on the 8th of March. I took part as one of the panellists alongside Peter Jenkins, former UK representative to the IAEA, and Shashank Joshi, RUSI Associate Fellow. Video of the event is available here: