Peddled into the Commons early to attend my first meeting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer at 11 Downing Street at 0900. Sajid Javid had kindly asked MPs representing seats in the SW to a breakfast meeting to chat through national and constituency issues before the Budget early next month.
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.
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!
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.
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