As seems to be routine now, Brexit rumbled on in the background of everything we in Parliament do. The chance to debate the Customs Union once again was, however, welcome. It is important that, whatever your view, we have a full and frank debate on the future direction of the Country.
Foreign Affairs dominated my week , hearing evidence of the contribution made by our brave service personnel in confronting ISIS in the middle East with the Defence Committee. I also attended a meeting with the Russian Ambassador who made some frankly frightful claims about the Salisbury attacks. The next day I met representatives from Lithuania and heard of their constant unease with regard to Russia. It is these kinds of experiences which demonstrate that it is more important than ever that the UK sticks close by its allies and presents a united front to anyone who would do us harm.
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