I was deeply shocked to hear that my colleague, Sir David Amess, has been stabbed while attending his constituency office. He is a gentle, humorous and intelligent man and I so hope he manages to pull through. As I write, medical staff flown in by helicopter are working on him, apparently. We live in an increasingly violent and intolerant country and those working in public life are all too frequently threatened or assaulted. My sincere condolences to Sir David's family and friends and I hope and pray he survives.