P321 Teletext 320 May 5 00:02:00   ADVICE FOR  NEW MPs ——————————————————————————————————————— New MPs are often confused when they first turn up at the House of Commons. Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff offers them a few light-hearted tips. Check carefully before you respond to a call from a "constituent" in the Central Lobby. You may find yourself lumbered with a crank for hours on end. Tear up all junk-mail, do not reply to green-ink correspondents, do not take cash for questions, and do not give your phone number to strangers. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest
P321 Teletext 323 May 5 00:03:17   ADVICE FOR  NEW MPs ——————————————————————————————————————— Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff offers a few light-hearted tips for the many new MPs on their first day at the House of Commons. Forget about your private life. You have just ended it. ghether you like it or not, your personal affairs have now become public property. So any amours on the side should be conducted with the utmost discretion, or preferably not at all. Opt for the celibate life — boring but wise. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest
P321 Teletext 320 May 5 00:01:01   ADVICE FOR  NEW MPs ——————————————————————————————————————— New MPs are often confused when they first turn up at the Commons. Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff has some tips Clement Attlee always warned newcomers to keep out of the bars. Don't forget that in Annie's Bar (a windowless, subterranean dump), the haunt of hacks and MPs, a round includes everyone who is in the bar at the time. Once in this "prison", you have to buy your way out. It sometimes costs hours — and a lot of money. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 FACE FAX-SEND YOUR PHOTOS IN NOW p391 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest
P321 Teletext 321 May 5 00:10:06   ADVICE FOR  NEW MPs ——————————————————————————————————————— New MPs are often confused when they first turn up at the House of Commons. Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff offers them a few light-hearted tips. If you want to escape from the press, go to the Terrace (reporters are banned). Other safe havens are the tea-room, the smoking room and the Members' Dining Room. But be warned: reporters tend to lurk and pounce at the most awkward moments and in the most surprising places. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest
P321 Teletext 321 May 5 00:34:00   ADVICE FOR  NEg MPs ——————————————————————————————————————— New MPs are often confused when they first turn up at the Commons. Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff has some tips If you want a reputation for being cocky, arrogant and a Clever Dick, make your maiden speech early. The wisest course is to wait until you know what you are talking about. Do not try to flout and criticise rules which may seem pointless to you. If you start by antagonising the Speaker, then your life will be misery. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest
P321 Teletext 320 Lay 5 00:10:10   ADVICE OR  NAG MPs New MPs are often confusdd when they first turn up at the @ouse of Commons& Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff offeps them a few light-hearted tips. Always toe the party line. jmember, qntil and unless you get that great call to serve on thd front-bench, you are simply lobby-fodder as far cs the whips are concerned. Indeed however grand you become, yoq remain the tool of the whips, who don't care how important you think you are. —————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest
P321 Teletext 321 May 5 00:24:17   ADVICE FOR  NEW MPs ——————————————————————————————————————— New MPs are often confused when they first turn up at the House of Commons. Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff offers them a few light-hearted tips. Always toe the party line. Remember, until and unless you get that great call to serve on the front-bench, you are simply lobby-fodder as far as the whips are concerned. Indeed however grand you become, you remain the tool of the whips, who don't care how important you think you are. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest
P321 Teletext 320 May 5 00:05:10   ADVICE FOR  NEW MPs ——————————————————————————————————————— New MPs are often confused when they first turn up at the House of Commons. Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff offers them a few light-hearted tips. The first essential, especially if you are in the majority party, before you even unpack your bags, is to find a "pair", an opponent to enable you to duck off votes together. An MP without a pair is a fretful, sleepless individual, who is compelled to live, night and day, at 'bstminster. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 LINCOLN TRAVEL SHOP SEE p256 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest
P321 Teletext 321 May 5 00:02:07   ADVICE FOR  NEW MPs ——————————————————————————————————————— Veteran reporter Chris Moncrieff offers a few light-hearted tips for new MPs on their first day at the Commons. Be ingratiating towards the police and uniformed doorkeepers, and to the MP in charge of allocating office space They have subtle powers to make your political life hell-on-earth — or the reverse. Find out where the vote office is (for documents), the Post Office (for mail), and "The Board" (for messages). ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Headlines News Poll Latest