Perhaps I am being naïve, perhaps British politics is too polarised and perhaps we will always be fighting across the political divide. But surely we can be civilised? Surely we can be respectful? Surely we can drop the name calling and the labelling as liars.
Democracy in this country was not built on a stiff upper lip. Our MPs are elected to consider, discuss, and take difficult decisions on behalf of all of us and in the best interests of the whole country. They cannot, in good faith, acquiesce in something that they know in their hearts to be wrong for this country and contrary to the good of society. It's time for MPs to stop the infighting, roll up their sleeves and step up to the plate.
Stop flailing. Stop feeling impotent. Stop shouting into the echo chamber. I'm talking to myself of course, but I'm sure I've not been alone - hopelessly casting about, waiting someone to tell me exactly what I can do to make this better.
It's hard to trust our leaders. Across the globe, the gap between rich and poor is widening while seldom a week passes without a political figure or big brand being exposed for avoiding tax, involvement in corrupt practices or making decisions that blatantly work against the public good.
Amid the fallout from the EU referendum, and all the talk about leadership elections, the promised childhood obesity strategy seems to be ever more elusive. Will it ever be seen?
Next week is pivotal for the future of artistic diversity in the UK. On 4 July Parliament will debate whether the EBacc should include expressive arts subjects, with the result having potentially huge ramifications for who the arts are 'for' in Britain - are they for everyone to practice and appreciate, or are they the preserve of a wealthy and culturally homogenous elite?
I'm not going to claim we're out of the woods yet; there's a long way to go till the fruits of independence are laid bare. For starters, we're certainly not going to be spending that phantom £350million anytime soon (if it even proves to exist). But seeing people write off a historic opportunity on the basis of one day's events is absolutely crackers.
The party we voted for when we elected Jeremy Corbyn was the one we wanted, and need, back then. It's the same one we want and need now. Hand it over.
British people have shown that they use that power wisely to bring change, stability and prosperity at home. They have also empowered their governments to use it to promote co-operation and security abroad. These things are the fruits of freedom, of the parliamentary sovereignty which has allowed the people of Britain to decide how, and by whom, their country is ruled.
A vote to Leave on Thursday would create a lot of fuss. But it might prove less momentous than expected.
There is no greater need than now to bring together humanity regardless of colour race and religion to unite against the threats we face. The world is facing a difficult time. This is no time for hate. This is a time for humanity and love. This is a time for unity.
This vote shouldn't be about campaigning for a vision of a Britain that might have been in years past; this is about what is, and what should continue to be and what will develop. The facts, as I hope you will read are as clear as the day is long, and that's why I am voting IN--to move us forward.
Well-liked by MPs from all parties across the House, Jo Cox's proud track record working for Oxfam in the field of overseas aid and development ensured she was highly respected for her expertise... When asked which three words her best friend would use to describe her, she said, simply: "Passionate, compassionate and loyal." She was undoubtedly all three.
The fact is, I need the EU to keep my government in check, I need the EU to control the financial sector that is tearing Britain into unequal chunks of extreme wealth and poverty, but most of all, I need the EU so the British government does not continue to benefit for my generations political apathy, implementing laws that take advantage of our alienation.
Later this week, and elsewhere in France, EURO 2016 will kick off. One thing we know for certain is that wherever you are from in the world, there is a fair chance you'll like football. With this in mind and to mark the start of the tournament, my wife Jill and I will dedicate our weekend to bringing some practical support and hopefully a bit of fun to those young refugees.
One of the great things about the trade union movement though, is that simply by existing it protects workers whether it's allowed into a workplace officially or not. By ensuring that a big enough stink was caused about Sports Direct that Ashley has been dragged in front of MPs, Unite have done more for Sports Direct workers than Ashley has ever even considered doing.