The government must tell Parliament what they aim to achieve. Parliament must be allowed to do its job in scrutinising that. And the people ultimately must be allowed to have their say on the final deal reached. Surely that is what "taking back control" was all about.
So I cannot vote for a motion that supports the government's Brexit timetable. We have heard time and time again from the Brexit Secretary, that "there will be no running commentary" on the Government's Brexit plans. But in reality we have had a running commentary of sorts - just not one that has been willingly provided by the Government.
It is natural for an opposition to make hay when a Secretary of State is turned on by one of their own. But I outline these shortcomings with more concern than glee. Ultimately, if BEIS fails in the historic tasks Theresa May has given it, we will all pay a heavy price.
I don't want to just have difficult conversations; I also want to have positive conversations. Too often there is a tendency to only focus on the problems experienced by Muslim women and girls. Little or no attention is paid to their successes and achievements.
She seems blind to the concerns of nearly half the country who voted remain in the EU referendum and now seems very keen to promote one religion over all others. Whatever it is - it is not leadership of a country - because promoting one religion over all others has a long history of dividing people not bringing them together.
Trade - and in particular access to the UK market - gives us leverage, which can be used to secure real improvements in third countries. Merely "encouraging [these countries] and supporting their plans for reform" won't do it.
The most striking of Vote Leave groups was the most disadvantaged, who have also been called 'the left behind'. It is these that surprised pollsters and commentators and potentially tipped the balance towards Leave. This group represent about 12% of the population and 95% of them voted leave.
Losing a child is one of the most painful, life-altering experiences anyone can endure. Surely, if anyone deserves to have an extra financial burden lifted, it is these parents? If we want to live in a society that helps the most vulnerable, that holds out a hand to those who are struggling to go on, how can we ever justify charging parents the cost of burying their child?
While we are buying presents and planning family Christmas holidays, for most of us, our minds couldn't be further away from those who are suffering or who find themselves in troubled situations. That includes all of those people who will be spending these holidays behind bars.
So to sum up, rather than being dismissive of anyone criticising Corbyn or Labour, look deeper to see whether it is constructive or silly tabloid criticism and work on making things better. You can shout people like Owen Jones down all you want but that isn't going to change the fact that Labour have many issues they have to sort out before they can even think of being elected into government and ousting the Conservatives from power.
American author P J O'Rourke once said: "if the NHS is brilliant, wonderful and a national treasure, why is every [political] party promising to fix it?" The point that O'Rourke misses is that the National Health Service is deeply ingrained into our culture, and does not (always) take kindly to criticism and some political leaders have even threatened to 'weaponize' it (whatever that means.
Hundreds of women - Israeli and Palestinian, secular and religious, young and old - all marching in white. They marched from Metula on Israel's Lebanese border, from the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, from Tel Aviv and from Eilat. They marched through the streets of Jerusalem; they marched to the banks of the Jordan River near the Dead Sea.
It was just an average Thursday evening; I had been rushing between meetings and wasn't long home, I was kicking off my shoes and chatting to a friend on the phone, laughing about an ongoing joke.