HUMPHRYS: And now for a look at
some of the other main political stories of the last week.
Britain's most senior
military man, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, sent a shiver through the government
with a warning that the Armed Forces can't cope
ADMIRAL SIR MICHAEL BOYCE: I am concerned on, if you like, the
military effectiveness of our Armed Forces; and secondly I am concerned
with the impact on our individuals who are helping out in the fire-fighting
HUMPHRYS: It put his political
boss, Geoff Hoon on the spot.
Are we prepared to cope
with a terrorist attack? The Tories think we're not and Iain Duncan Smith
wants a Cabinet Minister responsible for Homeland Security - Tony Blair
David Blunkett wants lots
more laws changing our legal system. He says it's out of date. He's been
accused of undermining our civil liberties.
And Tony Blair's won an
award - Parliamentarian of the Year. The Spectator editor and Tory MP Boris
Johnson didn't seem too embarrassed about it.
BORIS JOHNSON MP: He can do cool, he can do Churchill
and as one judge put it he can do a cool version of Churchill.