Is the PM going to cancel HS2, or not. That was the question that everyone was asking at our Conference in Manchester. I suspect the PM will be forced to make a decision by his speech on Wednesday. The strong rumours were that he would cancel this project, which I have never supported. It does not affect my constituency one bit, but the taxpayer's money we have now wasted could and should have been spent on upgrading existing lines. And if more capacity was needed, why not place another line beside an existing one. And who needs a super-fast train in a country that is only a few hundred miles long and whose planning laws make any project like this virtually impossible, or so expensive that it's not practical. HS2 was dangled by Blair in the 2010 election, if I recall, and we stupidly picked the hanging fruit without realising it was rotten. Today, I visited the new and exciting hospital development at Bournemouth. Although, not in my constituency, my constituents use it. Attempting to find my meeting point on what is a massive building site was not easy and required at least one circumnavigation on my motorcycle. However, I arrived at the Education Centre on the dot of 1300 and was met by James Donald, Associate Director of Communications. He took me to the relatively new CEO's office and there I met Siobhan Harrington, who struck me as immensely capable and who had already been in post for over a year. A former nurse, her impressive rise through the managerial ranks provided the opportunity to apply at Bournemouth for the top job. She is now presiding over a £200 million pound building project that will create a state-of-the-art main building on several floors and with all the latest equipment. The layout has been very careful thought through, with input from medical professionals, too. I was impressed and it's due to open in 2025. There were about 600 people working on the project, although it was hard to guess that so dispersed were they all. It's a huge boost for medical facilities in Dorset and most welcome. In other news, and back to HS2, West Midlands Tory mayor Andy Street said Rishi Sunak would be "cancelling the future" if he "gives up" on the Manchester leg of HS2. Junior doctors and consultants in England launched their longest period of joint strike action after beginning their three-day walkout. I think this is a grave error of judgement on their part and there is no doubt that some of their patients would be adversely affected. Whatever happened to service and let's not forget their code to save life. In an extraordinary story, the ex-CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch and his British partner face allegations of exploitation from men recruited for sex events they hosted around the world.