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Article by the ERG's legal team - a flawed deal

These are the conclusions of the group of lawyers under the Chairmanship of Sir William Cash MP regarding the documents published by the Prime Minister last night, and their impact on the legal position of the United Kingdom under the proposed Withdrawal Agreement (“WA”) and Northern Ireland/Irel

Diary - a poignant funeral

Today was another sad one as the wife of one of my senior managers had finally succumbed to cancer and her funeral was today. So, after a morning spent on constituency matters, I headed to Harbour View crematorium for the funeral of Elaine Macduff.

Diary - out on Portland

On a colder day than expected, I headed to Portland on my motorcyle to join up with the lovely Su Illsley. Su runs Fancys Farm at the top of the island and is a well known and popular islander. We drove to Southwell and had a most enjoyable and interesting time canvassing.

Diary - inspirational Jim Cregan wows College audience

Today was Weymouth College's 6th Apprenticeship Fair. Amazing how time flies. The College generously hosts this annual event, which is a chance for apprentices to be recognised and for those thinking of becoming an apprentice to meet and talk to businesses.

W2W - how can justice be served so long after the event

ON 20 July, 1982, a former colleague and friend of mine was killed by the IRA.

Lieutenant Anthony Daly was leading his mounted troop to Whitehall for the Changing of the Guard ceremony when the nail bomb detonated.

Diary - chatting to constituents

A busy morning catching up on constituency matters and then to Weymouth to canvass with one of our new council candidates Joanne Dickenson. Jo is a lovely lady who runs the dentistry on Portland Road.

Diary - our report on how Brexit's been handled out soon

A routine morning and then into PMQs. Police funding and knife crime were very much on the radar. There is no doubt, in my view, that we need more officers, and I have consistently said so for a long time. A working lunch at my desk and then up to CR19 for our weekly European Scrutiny Committee.

Diary - behind the scenes Brexit meetings continue

A run in the park and into the House. A routine morning, with much constituency work. A working lunch and then a meeting with my Whip. Much to talk about as the Government tries to get a break-through on the so-called backstop. Two private meetings, both Brexit related, in the afternoon.