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What lessons can we learn from that horrible atrocity in New Zealand? 

First, that radicalisation and terrorism can take many forms, and that many people from different backgrounds are prone to it. 

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Next week could see the finale of the Brexit pantomime that has blighted our national life for two years. The House of Commons could pass the Withdrawal Agreement (Deal) on Tuesday 12th March. It could.

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Recent events in British politics have shown once again how volatile democracy can be. Defections, a new political grouping which might become a party, resignations, threats ofmore defections – all fascinating for the minority of people who love political drama. 

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I have been an MP for 26 years, 13 under a Labour government and 13 under a Conservative-led government. For all of that period the transport infrastructure of the south west has not received sufficient attention or investment from governments of all colours.

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I was asked by a primary school pupil on Friday, whether I thought that the world was likely to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals intended to be met by 2030.

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On Wednesday I had the privilege of calling and leading a Westminster Hall Debate on Economic Growth in the South West.

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On Friday I planted two time capsules at the wonderful new Sherford Vale primary school at the new town of Sherford, one to be dug up in 7 years’ time, the other in 2038, 20 years from when the idea was conceived.

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If we just focussed on the B word and the absolute muddle that surrounds it, we could be forgiven for thinking that our country is descending into chaos. In fact very positive news continues to surround us, oft ignored.

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It is not pleasant to be on the losing side, especially when the defeat is an historic one. So it was for me on Tuesday night. The Withdrawal Agreement was heavily defeated by all opposition parties and over one hundred Conservative MPs voting against it.