It is increasingly important, in times where division and hateful language appear to be growing, for us to remember what can happen when those words become actions. That is why every year I sign the Book of Commitment that is placed in Parliament before Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.
The House made it very clear last night what it does not support. We now need to work out what changes must be made in order to deliver a Brexit it does support whilst ensuring we deliver on the referendum result as already decided by the British people.
As last year came to a close, there have been two pieces of good news about our local NHS; recognition of the developments and advances made over the last year and details about a scheme that will make South Warwickshire a leader in mental health care.
2018 was a year of extremes. We had, by British standards, a very cold winter followed by a very hot summer. Around the world, moderation and compromise has seemed in short supply, and, of course, there has been the ongoing Brexit debate.
Negotiation is about compromise and in any negotiation you rarely get everything you want. We have not got everything we wanted in our negotiation to leave the European Union, and I would not claim otherwise.
I will be supporting the Prime Minister tonight. Not only because she deserves that support but also because the country does not need this distraction right now. The Prime Minister has focussed entirely on the national interest. I hope my colleagues will too.
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