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Diary - so nearly there

Another extraordinary day in Parliament. To cope with all the shenanigans, my morning run is not only vital it's essential. It keeps me sane!

Diary - Brexit saga continues

An umpire is meant to be seen and seldom heard. Any requirement for intervention is done quickly, fairly and according to the rules. So it was no surprise that a Statement by the Speaker took an hour!

Diary - another battering for our fragile democracy

It was billed as 'Super Saturday', but turned out to be nothing of the sort as Letwin's hostile motion to delay Brexit even further undermined the Government's Meaningful Vote (MV). Interestingly, the last time Parliament sat on a Saturday I was a serving officer with the Coldstream Guards.

Diary - big day tomorrow

What a day! It's been a day of reading, reading and reading. We have had little time to really understand what is on offer on Saturday, but time is tight and that is not the fault of the PM.

Diary - a deal with the EU is agreed

A deal is done! Boris has done it, the papers cried. We learnt a little more about this significant step forward when Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg waved a copy of the deal at the Despatch Box. That got Opposition MPs going!

Survey - Action Fraud

Martyn Underhill, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, is conducting a survey of Dorset residents to determine their experience with Action Fraud.

Diary - speaking in the Chamber

A morning run and into the Commons. My bicycle proving very handy in that traffic was heavy and I could slip past it all with ease. My very large and loud bell proving even handier as pedestrians repeatedly tried to walk in front of me! The Queen's Speech continued and I had put in to speak.