W2W - no more cuts to our Armed Forces

I’VE met the Chief of the General Staff, so I was not surprised to see him breaking ranks and criticize, however obliquely, his political masters.

Still, it’s a rare and courageous act, prompted by the very real threats we face.

Diary - launching the new Enterprise Zone

Up early and into the office before heading to a surgery at Bovington. A meeting with a representative of the Royal College of Nursing was cancelled as the lady who'd come to see me could no longer make it.

Diary - in the wind and rain on Portland

A morning in the office working on constituency matters. A working lunch and then to Swanage for one of my regular surgeries. It's always nice in the Conservative Club, where there is always a warm welcome.

Diary - concerns of the fishing community

Run, dentist and into the Commons. Met a team from the campaign group Fishing For Leave, which is concerned at the lack of clarity about what happens to our waters post March 2019. I share that anxiety.

Diary - more home visits

Out for a run and then into the Commons. I entered the Chamber at the tail-end of Justice Questions to attend the UQ on Personal Independence Payments (PIPs). The UQ was brought on the basis the Government had lost a Tribunal case brought by a claimant.

W2W - the tactics of the bully

CLOAKED in anonymity, the on-line mob disperse their bile, hatred and intolerance on those who don’t share their views.

Threats to kill, rape and assault are not uncommon and several of my colleagues are victims of this new form of puritanism.