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Letter to the Sunday Telegraph - time for Boris

SIR – A stark choice faces the nation now. Leave the EU on 31 October, or face the risk of a Marxist government, which will have Orwellian consequences. It is time for all Conservative MPs to get behind the new Prime Minister and do the honourable thing: deliver Brexit in full.

Diary - sports day at a very special school

It's been a while since I've visited Purbeck View School in Swanage and the visit was as poignant and interesting as I had anticipated it would be. The school caters for up to 50 students with special needs.

W2W - time for leadership

I’VE been around for 61 years and an MP for nine of them.

As a country, we stand at the cusp of a new beginning, one where we would be in control of our destiny after more than 40 years.

No one wants that more than Boris Johnson, who I am supporting.

Diary - routine day

A busy day. With the Commons' routine almost on hold while the two leadership contenders continue to travel around the country, I spent most of the day dealing with constituency matters. I was due to meet four new members of the Youth Council, but we had to re-arrange for another occasion.

W2W - Iran threat

SO far, it’s words, not missiles, that fly between the US and Iran.

But there’s no doubt that the latter is testing President Trump’s patience, having shot down an unmanned US reconnaissance drone over the Strait of Hormuz last week.

What you need to know about GATT Article XXIV

The UK is set to leave the EU in UK and EU law on 31 October 2019.

The current draft Withdrawal Agreement (dWA) and current Political Declaration are dead.

We will ask the EU to continue to trade with zero tariffs. The EU’s agreement would be necessary.

Diary - meeting children from Radipole Primary

Back to back meetings all day. A visit by 10 and 11 year olds from Radipole School was the highlight of my day. They'd had a tour and a session on how this place works before I met them all. As always, they asked interesting questions and had clearly enjoyed and learnt a lot from their visit.

Diary - Budmouth College issues

Up to the Commons first thing. A series of meetings throughout the day, including one with Team Boris. Iain Duncan Smith has become Chairman, through whom we MPs can channel our thoughts. Meanwhile, Boris is all the place, pressing the flesh.