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Diary - a bad day in the office and for our democracy

We kicked off events today at 0930. The vote on Meaningful Vote (MV) 3 was due at 1430. I had a speech ready, and sat for many hours listening to colleagues on both sides of the House about the pros and cons of Mrs May's Deal.

W2W - it's all about trust

TRUST is a very special commodity, taking years to build, and only seconds to destroy.

I am witnessing a Parliament mired in an intractable dispute which pays no heed to the expressed will of the population.

Diary - seeking the views of my Executive

The day before that vote again. The mood in the House is fractious. Many of us see Brexit being squandered, deliberately so by some. It really saddens me that so many MPs are not honouring the referendum result which was to leave the EU.

Diary - MPs think they know best

My day began in the dentist's chair, where, frankly, I should have remained! What a tumultuous day in the Commons as the quasi-PM Oliver Letwin hijacked the Order Paper, with the collusion of the Speaker, and the real PM said she's off.

Diary - a day of shame

Another depressing day in the Commons, battling the majority of MPs who want to either prevent Brexit or water it down to such an extent that we won't in effect have left the EU at all. A busy morning in Dorset and then up to London in time for yet another Statement by Mrs May.

Diary - meeting the new police team

As spring approaches and the weather warms, the temptation to get back on my motorcycle grows. So today I was tempted and headed down to Weymouth in perfect conditions to meet Inspector Barry Gosling and Chief Inspector Jim Beashel, two new appointees.