The woeful Conservative MP Maria Miller – who always reminds me of a manatee, in much the same way that mention of Reginald Perrins’ mother-in-law put him in mind of a hippopotamus – has been elected unopposed to chair the Women and Equalities Committee. The exciting announcement is on the committee’s website, here. Conservative nominations for the post included Iain Duncan Smith, to his eternal shame, while Labour nominations included Jess Phillips and Yvette Balls.
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