A horribly early start at the dentist wasn't exactly the most perfect start to the day! Anyway, it had to be done. Took part in a fascinating virtual meeting with two executives from Airbus. Jeremy Greaves, Vice President Corporate Affairs & Strategy, and Tom Williams, had asked to speak to me as a member of the Defence Select Committee. The call was originally planned for 30 minutes, but so interesting and relevant was the conversation that it went on for well over an hour. They are submitting a short paper with all their points, which I am sending to the Committee for consideration. They had a lot of important points to make and I think it vital they expand on them to the Committee. With British innovation and business right at the top of the Government's agenda, especially once we have left the EU, it's vital we listen to business in order to secure a long term strategy to promote and keep our ideas, especially in the world of IT and high-tech. I listened to PMQs which the PM conducted on line from his office in No 10. The first time this has ever been done. Inevitably, Starmer accused the PM of being responsible for any future break-up of the Union because of his comments to some of our MPs about devolution. He'd reportedly said Blair's decision to create a Scottish Parliament was a disaster. I agree. It was. And a totally irresponsible SNP is proving the point, fomenting long-held grievances that's akin to the film Braveheart. Christmas is very much on everyone's mind as the Government decides how to break out of lockdown on 2 December. The government's medical adviser on Covid, Susan Hopkins, said they were working on a plan and wanted Christmas to be "as close to normal as possible". Let's hope so. Cabinet minister Alok Sharma said it was too early for "conclusions" but he wanted to see his family for Christmas. On the other side of the House, Labour are once again in turmoil. The topic: Jeremy Corbyn. Allies of the former Labour leader have called for him to be reinstated as one of the party's MPs, arguing he is being "persecuted" by successor Sir Keir Starmer. Unite union leader Len McCluskey described Sir Keir's decision not to bring Corbyn back as "vengeful". And former Labour chairman Ian Lavery called it "undemocratic". But Sir Keir said Mr Corbyn's remarks on the scale of anti-Semitism within Labour had "undermined" trust. He added: "It is the task of my leadership to fix what I have inherited. That is what I am resolute in doing." Finally, new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel will not be sold in the UK from 2030, the PM said. But some hybrids would still be allowed, he confirmed. It is part of what Mr Johnson called a "green industrial revolution" to tackle climate change and create jobs in industries such as nuclear energy. Critics say the £4 billion allocated to implement the 10-point plan is far too small for the scale of the challenge. Not only that, but I had so hoped we'd learnt not to set targets. Ambitions, yes. Pragmatism is needed, not playing to the green lobby.