Tucked quietly on the northern banks of the river Neckar in southern Germany, the University of Heidelberg cuts a familiar figure to the Anglo-Saxon eye. With its medieval spires and august alumni its students would feel quite at home in the quadrangles of Oxford or Cambridge.
IN my first year as MP I have clocked up thousands of miles criss-crossing my constituency, from the top of the Yorkshire Dales to the North York Moors. However travelling the length of my constituency is not a pastime reserved for Richmond MPs alone.
ENCLOSE a breeding pig in 2ft wide iron cage, house it in a gloomy shed with concrete floors, employ an unskilled workforce with no farming experience and you will find that you can produce pork at a fraction of the cost of your competitors.