Another extraordinary day. And again it began with a run in the park. Rather necessary to clear the head as events in parliament continue to unfold. Today, Labour were debating a No Confidence motion in the Government and I put into speak. A routine morning to PMQs and then down to the Chamber.
A momentous day. As was expected, and had been predicted for many months, the Government lost the vote by over 200. A sense of anti-climax followed on a day full of drama. It began with an early morning run.
Day 4 on the EU Withdrawal Bill debate and I'd put in to speak for a second time. I spoke during the last debate before it was pulled. All kinds of rumours abound in the Commons as commentators predict a massive defeat for Mrs May tomorrow night.
Out on a run on a very cold morning! Coffee and croissant later much needed. Into the House where I dealt with routine matters before dropping down to PMQs. These weren't especially enlightening, although the PM encouragingly stuck to her guns that we would be leaving the EU on 29 March.
Another interesting day in parliament. It began outside, though, as I attended a funeral in Dorset. The wife of an old friend, Robert Wadham, had died after battling cancer for some time and I wished to show my support.
First, a very happy New Year and let's hope that 2019 sees the UK leaving the EU and embracing our new-found freedom with passion and courage. Much constituency work to continue with and new appointments to be made.
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