An early start and breakfast with farming minister Mark Spencer, who was accompanied by his junior civil servant Charles Dunn. We arrived at Kingston Maurward outside Dorchester in good time and began to meet all the farmers over a coffee, including the NFU County Chairman and my parliamentary neighbour Chris Loder, in whose Seat the college is located. At about 0930, we entered the hall, where more than 60 people sat waiting for the meeting to start. They included some students. I'd been trying to arrange this for some time. I'd managed to get Mark's predecessor, George Eustice, and that proved a big hit. After introducing Mark, he took the stage and gave a brief introduction before taking questions for more than an hour on a very wide range of topics. There was no doubt that all the attendees were grateful to Mark for giving them all this time to raise their genuine issues and concerns and Mark answered them well. The feedback after the meeting has been very positive. Meanwhile, the storm surrounding Home Secretary Suella Braverman continued unabated, with the predictable culprits all calling for her head. A few on our side make unhelpful comments from behind a cloak of anonymity. I find this particularly below the belt, but sadly all too typical. I am not sure why Suella, who is a friend, wrote the Times' article, but I suspect it came from frustration and exasperation at the police inaction over this ghastly march on Armistice Day. I said in my speech yesterday that it should have been banned and I stand by that. As the war continued, the White House said that Israel had agreed to put in place four-hour daily humanitarian pauses in its assault on Hamas in northern Gaza. Dame Priti Patel told the COVID inquiry that highly-confusing and complex coronavirus laws were difficult to understand for the police and the public. I agree. And in heart-warming news, Colombian-born Liverpool footballer Luis Díaz's father was released by the left-wing guerrillas who kidnapped him 13 days ago.