There is a profound sense of loss among so many of us following the death of our friend James Brokenshire. He was an excellent Member of Parliament characterised by his courtesy, intelligence and loyalty. He will be a sad loss to his constituents who have become used to his tireless efforts on their behalf in Parliament and elsewhere. I will always remember the night we spent in Washington drinking Scotch late into the night and being mercilessly bitten by mosquitoes as we sorted out the country's political problems! He was relentlessly optimistic about his illness and I know that of all those who will miss him, it will be the family that he so obviously loved so much. All of us were enriched by knowing James and can count ourselves lucky for having had him as a friend. We send his family all our love and prayers.