Diary - PM calls MPs to order

This week will hopefully see the successful conclusion of the European Union Withdrawal Bill. The Bill is designed to do one thing, and one thing only: to place all EU law into British law. After that we can decide which bits we want to keep, improve or reject. There are rumours that a handful of diehard Remainers in our Party will attempt to thwart the will of the people. I sincerely hope they have the decency and integrity not to. The decision to leave the EU has been made and it's time to get on with it. Any defeats on the PM at this stage would only undermine her negotiating hand. I still find it quite extraordinary how so many people have such little confidence in our country. But, I suppose if you've lived in a giant welfare state for more than 40 years, perhaps that is not surprising. A day spent on constituency matters until the meeting of the whole Party at the PM's request in PCH at 1800. Most MPs attended listened attentively to the Mrs May. The meeting was in confidence, so I am not at liberty to reveal what was said. Back to the office for a short while, before heading for a drink with Boris Johnson. After that it was home to supper with my wife. Tomorrow beckons!