First, I do understand why so many people are angry at his actions. The perception is that it’s one rule for him and another for them. There’s the point, too, that people were specifically instructed to stay at home unless for exceptional circumstances.
Wall-to-wall sunshine. No rain. The fire at Wareham Forest remains out and my deep gratitude to all the firefighters who tackled the fire for days. Apart from many constituency duties, I had two interesting conference calls.
Another wonderful, sunny day. As a farmer, we need rain and badly. None is on the horizon at the moment. The fire brigade made a request for some tree clearing to create a better firebreak and I was more than happy to accommodate it.
Another sunny, but windy day, the latter creating a nightmare for firefighters tackling the fire on Bloxworth Heath, near Bere Regis. First thing, though, was the regular weekly catch-up with Dorset Council and my parliamentary colleagues.
Another sunny and very warm day. I'd organised to meet Fire Chief Ben Ansell at the scene of an horrific heath fire which began on Monday near Bere Regis. The fire actually happened just across the border from my constituency in Michael Tomlinson's.
Another sunny day which created quite a lot of feedback from residents living in and around beauty spots who felt swamped by visitors. There is nothing the police can do as people have been told they can travel anywhere for the day, so long as it is not overnight.
The Defence Select Committee heard recently that France is conducting a root-and-branch review of its defence supply chain following concerns that China is buying up defence-related companies that are going bust during the pandemic. Does my right hon.
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