Hazel is on what I gather to be her first international fact-finding visit. She is visiting the Indian subcontinent, including India itself, Pakistan and Bangladesh. She claims it is relevant to her current Communities brief, and has been trotting out her usual multicultural gobbledegook: "Like India Britain has a very diverse society and we have a long history of benefiting from and welcoming the talents and contributions of people from all different backgrounds."
However, it still strikes me as bizarre that she is actually doing a proper tour; she's not just visiting one country. Moreover, it's strange that she's doing it in the summer holidays. Could it be that she thinks a vacancy in the Foreign Office might soon be opening up?
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