W2W - dangerous times

SUDDENLY, the world looks a lot less stable.

Two of the world’s great superpowers are currently ruled by two, extremely touchy autocrats.

 “Make America Great Again,” was Trump’s election battle cry, while Putin has promised to restore Russia to her former glory.

Diary - out in Crossways and Osmington

After returning from London, battling the Easter traffic, I headed to Crossways to canvass, again with our candidate Peter Stein. We had a most valuable time in the village before moving to Osmington, where we finished in the evening.

Diary - remembering a fallen hero

When I read in the newspaper yesterday that PC Keith Palmer's funeral was today, I hitched a lift to London with my son and daughter last night.

W2W - upping the rhetoric over Gibraltar

COULD we see another Falklands-style conflict as Spain casts a covetous eye over Gibraltar?

One or two of the more alarming press reports suggested this, laying out our respective Forces across their pages.

However, I can safely predict that war with Spain is a nonsense.

Diary - Tiger history on show at Bovington

Today was my parents' 60th wedding anniversary. A remarkable achievement and one we are all very proud of. Anyway, while they enjoyed receiving my flowers, I headed to the Tank Museum at Bovington for the official opening of a new exhibition starring the much-feared Tiger tank.

Diary - update on IPACA

Down to Weymouth on my motorcycle first thing to attend an awards ceremony at the College. We all met in the Hix Restaurant, where the students had prepared some delicious food, accompanied with champagne!

Blog - another sarin attack

At the time of writing, the gas attack on Idlib province in Northern Syria has left 72 dead and 200 injured. What is certain is that the specific symptoms shown by the wounded and dying have led doctors and experts to identify the use of sarin gas.  Use of chemical weapons is a war crime.

Diary - Meeting Wool residents

Out canvassing with our county council candidate Cherry Brooks in Wool. As always, we had a fun and interesting time. I much enjoy meeting people on their doorsteps and you certainly hear a range of views. Clearly, housing is a big issue, although that is a district responsibility not county.

Diary - controversial recovery centre

Off to Dorchester on my motorcycle to meet Cllr Rebecca Knox. I had a private meeting with her to discuss several issues, one being plans for a controversial new centre for those recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.