Greetings from Westminster where it has been a tumultuous week. Two years on from the EU referendum it is clear, whether you like the decision taken or not, the UK remains hugely divided: between the old and the young, graduates and non-graduates, rural towns and metropolitan cities. Our ability as Parliamentarians to bridge these divides remains severely challenged.
Every year, just before the festive period begins, I visit all of our uniformed services to thank them personally for all of their hard work. Amongst those I particularly thank are our local police. Sutton Coldfield has a busy and important Police Station and on my regular visits, I always enjoy chatting to our hardworking officers.