Diary - desperate plight of the Kurds

An early morning run and into the Commons. The Queen's Speech continued, but was delayed by a number of Urgent Questions (UQs). I attended the first, which was raised by Tobias Ellwood. He wanted an update on the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Briefing - the Queen's Speech

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Diary - Queen's Speech

An extraordinary day really, as the State Opening of Parliament was carried out amid a swirl of political intrigue and following the longest session of parliament since the Civil War. In high winds and lashing rain, I headed to London on my motorbike, getting there in one piece, thankfully.