Diary - further commemorations of D-Day humble us all

Another wonderful day of commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Today the pomp and ceremony moved to Portsmouth, where the Queen, PM and many other dignitaries attended a moving Service, songs and story telling, held on a raised stage. As always, it is the tales of the survivors that are the most moving. Everyone tells it in such a humble way that it's hard to imagine the sheer terror they must have felt as the largest seaborne invasion ever was launched. Tomorrow, I shall attend a small parade in Swanage, which, like many seaside resorts, hosted thousands of troops as they waited to invade. With the PM attending this ceremony, David Lidington stood in at PMQs. We voted on an SI in the afternoon, before we dropped to a one-line whip. Behind the scenes, the leadership contenders continue to hold meetings, seek more support from PMs and prepare for more hustings next Monday.