It never ceases to amaze me how things can change so fast in politics.
Last week I was writing about Liberal Democrat MEP Diana Wallis' stand against what she called the "anti-democratic stitch up" of the two big political groups in the European Parliament rigging the vote to allow one of their members to take turns at being elected as President.
Staunch Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber Diana Wallis shrugged off her yellow T-shirt this week and stood as an independent candidate in the election for a new president of the European Parliament.
It was the only way she could highlight what many have been calling the "anti-democratic stitch-up" by the two biggest political groupings to take turns to have one of its MEPs elected to the most important post in the European Parliament.
Sometimes you have to chuckle at what a government department says.
This week the Department for Transport said it needed more time to decide on whether to back a proposed public transport system for Leeds as the technology it involves needs more investigation to prove if it will be value for money.
I don't think my wife Angela will be quite so ready to agree next time I offer a leisurely drive up through the Yorkshire Dales on my day off (and a night at a nice B&B) so I can be in place in time to film a story the following morning.
She finished up being 'volunteered' as my unofficial camera assistant as I picked up part of the story on the way.
Did the Conservative party's rush to get rid of what it considered John Prescott's most expensive folly make it forget that by doing so it would lose hundreds of millions of pounds in European regional aid?
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott launched Regional Development Agencies across England with annual budgets of around a quarter of a million pounds each.
The official report into on-street grooming and sexual exploitation confirmed the fears of Yorkshire families who have been claiming for years the authorities are letting their children down.
After a six-month inquiry, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) said that across two thirds of the country a strategic plan for dealing with criminal gangs preying on girls as young as 12 was either inadequate or non-existent.
Len Tingle is the BBC's veteran political editor for Yorkshire and the North Midlands, reporting and commentating on the challenges facing of one of the most socially and economically diverse regions in the UK.
He is a familiar face on Look North, on the weekly Sunday Politics programme, and is also heard regularly on the BBC's local radio stations in Leeds, Sheffield and York.
Born in Barnsley, he reported on business and industrial issues from across the UK and the world for newspapers, ITV and the BBC before returning to Yorkshire in the mid-1990s.
"Think of an idyllic or exotic place and I've probably reported from a shop floor, steel mill or coal mine close by - then caught the next flight out without seeing a single tourist attraction.
"It was all great experience for eventually specialising in politics. Scratch the surface of any business story and a politician usually pops out - wherever you happen to be in the world."
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