Too old

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Yesterday was, I think, the first day when it has been suggested to me that I might (and it was only might, I admit) be too old to take on a new role.

If I’d suggested being an athlete I’d agree.

Actually, the role under discussion was being an MP – not that I have much intent anyway, and not being a member of a political party does not help.

Still, I do think it very odd that someone with the experience to offer advice, and the person I was speaking to had that, would suggest 54 is too old for someone to enter politics. I’d candidly suggest it’s probably about right, even if I suspect I’ll leave it to others.