MP’s Diary

The voting tightrope

Rather than quoting Lord of the Flies, when asked by journalists as to the political temperature in Parliament, I shall only say "I am Spartacus"

Brexit tribes

"At last, I am no longer Brexit tribeless. I admit it feels both exciting and strange"

Corduroy compliments

‘Conservatives are forever on the back foot, even when the government does something good’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"