Something you didn’t know about Stephen Tall…

…but could probably have guessed.

Stephen got a mention in the Telegraph’s Morning Bulletin this morning for this tweet:

So, I asked around at LDV Towers and discovered that there was only one member of the team who has a Positive Candy Crush Status. And it isn’t me. I’m not going to out the person because they asked me not to.

My husband is addicted to the game. He’s on Level 147 and is completely awestruck by the “incredibly clever” LDV team member who is on level 725.

I am not going to criticise Nigel Mills and nor should you unless you can honestly say that in every single meeting you have ever been in, you have given the business your full attention. No looking out the window, no doodling or anything.

We say that our MPs should be more like us, and when they are, we have a go at them. They really can’t win.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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10 Comments

  • What is Candy Crush?

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 9th Dec '14 - 9:46pm

    Good question. It’s a game that you play on your phone. Something to do with matching up rows of similar shaped thingies all done to very annoying muzak.

  • David Blake 9th Dec '14 - 9:58pm

    Didn’t even know it existed.

  • I’ve day dreamed at meetings, I’ve even had to pinch my legs under the table to stop my eyes closing, but playing a computer game is over stepping the line. Most people at least – out of good manners – try to appear interested.

  • Tony Dawson 10th Dec '14 - 8:39am

    What’s Candy Crush?

  • Jonathan Pile 10th Dec '14 - 8:48am

    While Rome burned – Nero played the fiddle, While the titanic sunk, they rearranged the deckchairs – did we play Candy Crush ? while out party and the Liberal Democracy it stands for disappeared – What about an article on the appeasement of institutionalised torture by the CIA and the complicit involvement of the British Government in Rendition and Torture?
    Where is Nick Clegg demanding a report on this and where is the Chilcott Report?

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 10th Dec '14 - 9:48am

    Jonathan, it was a quick flippant post. I’ve been tweeting about the Torture Report which I didn’t have the chance to read until very late last night. I’ll write about it later.

    Liberal Democrats have been calling for Chilcott publication forever.

  • Rabi Martins 10th Dec '14 - 9:48am

    I am with Malc on this one
    There is a BIG difference between day dreaming or doodling with one ear on the proceedings. But I imagine playing a computer game like Candy Crush (which incidentally I have never played despite very many invites from my FB friends to do so ) requires total concentration which means one might just as well not be at the meeting. I could forgive Nigel Mills if he was playing it during PMQs but not at a select committee meeting, which I gather this was.

  • Sir Edward Leigh says he spent 9 boring years chairing the public accounts committee so he sympathises with Nigel Mills. I though we paid these people £67,000 a year plus generous expenses for them to do these things so we do not have to. Why don’t they get another job if they find it so tedious ? Probably because they would not get anything like the same money.

  • Yes, I think Caron’s being overly generous. It’s one thing to discreetly check your phone, quite another to play games when you should be at work. I see he has a majority of about 500, btw. I hope the voters punish him.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Valley_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s

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