With Christmas and New Year behind us, it was back to the Commons for us all. All Parties then opened a very premature election campaign, each slagging the other off. The choice is stark, in my view. The country has to learn to live within its means, something it has not been doing for decades, and we are now paying the price. Our Party believes in a smaller state and lower taxes. People know far better than politicians how to spend their own hard-owned money. Back in the office, I welcomed back a member of my team who had been away for six months. There were a number of issues to check up on, not least the Navitus Bay Wind Farm, the new helicopter company hopefully moving to the Portland SAR site and the next apprenticeship fair at Weymouth College in March. I also called Claire Warner-Blackman, the wife of Alexander Blackman, the jailed Royal Marine. She is coming to the House next Tuesday to meet MPs before we debate her husband's controversial jailing in Westminster Hall at the end of this month. We were in the House until 2200.