I've just got back from a very entertaining evening in the New Broadcasting House for the last in the present series of Radio Four's Leader Conference series where five hacks decide which of the day's stories should be the subject of a leader opinion column in a mythical newspaper – Andrew Rawnsley of the Observer chaired the discussion along with myself, Kirsty Buchanan of the Sunday Express; Nigel Nelson of the People; Aditya Chakrabortty of the Guardian; and Graeme Demianyk of the Western Morning News. The programme went out live and I'm quietly chuffed at managing to get a few Scottish perspectives in without (apparently) irritating the heck out of the (mostly) London contributors and productions team. Not that I'm worried about annoying folk – just that it stops people hearing you. Anyway, the programme website seemed to embrace my suggestion that David Cameron and the whole English media should "catch a grip" over Britain in Europe; we discussed the crisis in Accident and Emergency services (and Im grateful to Colin Mair of the Improvement Service for an invaluable chat that gave me the facts and figures about the poor, frail, malnourished and cold elderly making up a growing proportion of A&E admissions; and I seemed to get general support for the notion men-only golf clubs should not get the Ryder Cup or Open tournaments. Have a listen. And thanks to Producer Simon Coates and PA Jacqui Johnson for a warm and welcoming experience.