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Diary - PM wins vote of confidence

The 48-letter threshold has been reached and the news agenda leads that the vote of confidence in Mrs May will be held tonight between 1800 and 2000, with an announcement at 2100. This move brings with it no pleasure, but there appears to be nothing else we can do to change the PM's mind.

Diary - events dear boy, events!

Rumours abound that the 48 letters have been reached. I would not be surprised if they have bearing in mind the situation. I am saddened that we and the country are facing such humiliation.

Diary - a chaotic day

Yet another extraordinary day, and one Mrs May and her Executive will live to regret, sadly. Until about midday, ministers were on the airwaves pushing Mrs May's deal.

Speech - EU Withdrawal Act

Before I start, I want to say this. Two Opposition Members have called myself and other honourable colleagues “extremists”. ​I am not an extremist; I am a humble Back-Bench MP trying to deliver what the British people asked us to.

Diary - we must keep our word

Another long day in Parliament. I had put in to speak in the EU Withdrawal Act debate, as had more than 70 other MPs. Time was inevitably going to be limited. I worked in my office until about 1115, when I descended to the Chamber to take my usual seat at the back.

Diary - the confusion continues

Day Two on the EU Withdrawal Act. With more than 40 MPs putting into speak on each of the five days, each Member is getting about seven minutes to speak. I am due to speak tomorrow. A busy morning in the office working on constituency matters before PMQs at midday.