Diary - more concerns about the way Brexit has been handled by two former ministers

Run and into the House. Prepared for a busy session of our European Scrutiny Committee. We took oral evidence from two former ministers, Dominic Raab and Suella Braverman. Mrs May was in N Ireland today, so David Lidington stood in for us at PMQs, with Emily Thornberry asking the questions for Labour. Her questions were civil enough, although this is the same woman who continually shouts at ministers at the Despatch Box from the sedentary position. A sandwich lunch at my desk and the across to PCH to attend our committee in the Grimmond Room. It began at 1430 and lasted to 1700. You can see what evidence was taken and what questions were asked by reading it all on my website. Suffice it to say, we were again told about the reluctance of a Remain-orientated Government to get on with Brexit. This unhelpful attitude has hindered our negotiating position, leaving as at the mercy of the EU when we held so many good cards. Quite extraordinary. Left the office at 1800 and back to Dorset through the rain.