It may be an unfashionable take given trust in our parliament fell to new depths in 2012, with less than a quarter of people tending to trust the UK parliament to make important decisions, but politics does a lot of very important things- and therefore so do MPs.
Attempting to write a contemporary blog on Westminster politics during the summer recess is a difficult task.
I have been discussing the idea of a Women's Party - a political party targeting women to re-shape the societal landscape. What has interested me the most is that there has been a re-sounding 'no' to this as because the notion is not equal.
Channel 4 did the right thing in not renewing their contract with the Big Brother franchise. It was tired and they were trying too hard although I believe they got the mix of housemates and tasks spot on for the final series.
Raise a cheer for the return of Celebrity Big Brother. The nation needs an inconsequential, low rent guilty secret to divert it in a summer, which so far has been denied a traditional silly season.
For John Bercow, it will be an uncomfortable and embarrassing time. He'll be grateful that Parliament is in recess as that will provide some respite
Of late Sally Bercow has been attempting a backwards Lembit Opik: whilst the path from politician to media personality is a well-trodden one, it seems harder to perform the reverse.