Recently I find I have been getting a lot of hits from the Facebook website, enough to wonder what is going on and if someone was using my identity.
So I joined in this morning and found that there is a "Paul Burgin Appreciation Society". It mentions me as a thoughtful future Labour MP. It's very flattering and rather kind of them, but, like 99.9% of everyone else on the Planet I am sometimes anything but thoughtful and people being predicted for high things in politics find that it is the kiss of political death.
Talking of which I can now mention that I am not standing for District Council this year (for the first time since 2002). This is for a no of good reasons, but the main ones being that I am quite busy at the moment, I have other more personal considerations, and consequently feel the need to take a back seat.
I do wonder if this is a good thing, but the alternative is being in a stressful frame of mind for the next month and it is nice to be on the sidelines just this once!