The period of official mourning over, MPs headed back to the Commons to take the oath of allegiance to King Charles III. Each intake had been given a time to present themselves at the Chamber. Mine was 1145. So, after parking the motorbike, and a quick change, I headed to the Chamber and took my place in the queue. I was chatting quietly with John Redwood when our new Chancellor joined us. Kwasi Kwarteng said that much was afoot in the Treasury and that we'd like what we heard when he made his Statement on Friday. The actual oath ceremony, which is very short, is on my website. Much constituency work to get on with, not least attempting to secure an investment zone in Weymouth. This is a new Government initiative which is just what we need. The appalling war in Ukraine continues, although five prisoners of war from the UK were released as part of an exchange between Ukraine and Russia. Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin said he had signed a decree on partial mobilisation beginning today, saying he was defending Russian territories and that the West wanted to destroy the country. Of course, we know this is utter rubbish and the growing signs of concern in Russia itself indicate some people there know this to be the case, too. The US president said Russia had "shamelessly violated the core tenets" of the United Nations charter with its "brutal, needless war" in Ukraine.