With only 15 minutes to go before the Hansard Society hustings commence, Frank Field has withdrawn from the race to be next Speaker of the House of Commons, recognising that support in his own party was limited. It'll be interesting to see if his lead is followed by others over the next few days.
The hustings are being broadcast live, although I have my doubts as to whether I will be able to get a feed here in the US. Perhaps someone might post the link.
I'm flying home tonight so normal service will be resumed on this blog in the next 24 hours.