France is mourning this morning as hundreds of firefighters continue to watch over a smouldering Notre-Dame Cathedral. The devastating fire began last night at about 1800. A large part of the roof and spire have been destroyed, along with many valuable artefacts.
A day of private meetings and voting against the Government - again. How deeply depressing that this has to be the case. It was hard to stomach this afternoon, seeing Conservative MPs standing in the same Lobby as Corbyn.
Over the weekend, I had mulled over the way I had voted again and again. Had I made the right decision, or not? My gut said I had not, so, for me, personally, I had to put the record straight. I thought I would do this via a Point of Order today.
We kicked off events today at 0930. The vote on Meaningful Vote (MV) 3 was due at 1430. I had a speech ready, and sat for many hours listening to colleagues on both sides of the House about the pros and cons of Mrs May's Deal.
The day before that vote again. The mood in the House is fractious. Many of us see Brexit being squandered, deliberately so by some. It really saddens me that so many MPs are not honouring the referendum result which was to leave the EU.
My day began in the dentist's chair, where, frankly, I should have remained! What a tumultuous day in the Commons as the quasi-PM Oliver Letwin hijacked the Order Paper, with the collusion of the Speaker, and the real PM said she's off.