There is little more inspiring than the sight of people coming together spontaneously to address the needs of some of the least fortunate people in their community. And there was no shortage of inspiration at Harrowby Road Methodist Church last Friday when the Grantham branch of Foodbank was launched.


It is not often that MPs are asked to play dead and I expect that many readers of the Journal might wish we did so more often. I would be the first to admit that I achieved more in the ten minutes I spent lying on the floor of a classroom at King's School than I have done in many hours of hyperactivity in Westminster.