Diary - off to prison

A busy day. Nigel Farage announces at 1100 that he intends to put candidates in all Seats unless we ditch the Deal. He claimed that we would not leave the EU under it. That is simply not true and we can and will leave the EU by Dec 2020 if a deal has not been struck.

W2W - teamwork will get Brexit done

“IN the name of God, go!”

That was Oliver Cromwell’s demand to a so-called ‘rump parliament’ 360 years ago.

MPs were not representing the people then, and I feel we have a similar case today, with many Members dishonouring the 2016 referendum.

Diary - Speaker's last PMQs

PMQs was always going to be a rumbustious performance and so it proved. The last one before an election, both the PM and Corbyn were in campaign mode. No surprises there. A few MPs took the opportunity to thank the Speaker for his time in the Chair. He goes tomorrow.

Diary - general election set for Thursday, 12 December

Well, well, we now have the election that the PM has been consistently calling for. The Government put down a simple Bill which if enacted would knock out the dreadful Fixed Term Parliament Act. It was another gamble by Mr Johnson, but this time it paid off.

Diary - talk of a December election

Are cracks appearing in Opposition Parties' rhetoric? Both the LDs and SNP are hinting they might back at December election. So, I headed back to the Commons in great anticipation of something happening this week.

W2W - SNP threaten integrity of the UK

HAVING sat opposite the Scottish National Party (SNP) for many years, I am accustomed to the continuous whinging that emanates from their MPs.

The odd morsel of optimism is greeted with cheers, so seldom do they occur.

Why am I writing about the SNP?

Diary - border issues with Northern Ireland

Another fast and furious day. It began with a run, followed by a well-deserved croissant and coffee! Routine matters in the morning kept me busy until I dropped into the Chamber for the UQ on Northern Ireland (NI) and the on-going row about a border in the Irish Sea.