Back to the Commons and into the fray. A mass of things to do and work through. Applied for a debate on the future of the NHS. Now have to see whether I am chosen. The Queen's Speech debates continued. Supper with my daughter.
It was Armed Forces' day today and I found myself heading to Swanage to attend two parades, both of them linked. The resort has enjoyed 30 years' association with the Royal Signals at Blandford, their HQs.
It is a genuine pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). I also congratulate my new colleague, my hon. Friend the Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (John Lamont), on his excellent maiden speech. Well done; brilliant!
I had put in to speak on the Queen's Speech today, but my chance was delayed due to two Statements - the Grenfell Tower fire and terrorism - and Business Questions. I attended the first Statement, where.
The delayed State Opening of Parliament was held today rather than Monday. The Queen arrived by car rather than carriage and Prince Charles stood in for the Duke, who was in hospital. Security was tight as Far Left activists had promised a 'day of rage'.
Another senseless attack on innocent people last night, this time against British Muslims near their place of worship. The attacker drove a van into a crowd of people in Finsbury Park, killing one and injuring 10 people.
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