22 Oct 2008 12:22:07

Did Dan Hannan make history today?

Daniel_hannanConservative MEP Daniel Hannan has just posted on his Telegraph blog:

"I don't know whether this is a first, but I'm blogging from the chamber of the European Parliament. Addressing the session is - I promise I'm not making this up - the "UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilisations", a former Portuguese president."

We're also wondering if this is a first - does anyone claim to have beaten him to it?

The author often blogs from a bus between Oxford and London. What weird or wonderful places have you blogged from? Have any MPs or peers blogged from the chambers in the Houses of Parliament?

Incidentally, Mr Hannan ends his post with these acid (but persuasive) words:

'The world might plunge into a new depression. The rest of us might end up huddling under bridges and queuing outside soup kitchens. But, whatever happens, the EU, the UN and the other international bureaucracies will expand their budgets, comfortable posts will be found for retired politicians, and Youth Solidarity Funds will disburse their largesse. That is what governments mean when they talk of "protecting front-line services".'